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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must for all! I recommend going just before sunset. If you do, bring a picnic with wine, cheese & coffee. Don't forget a sweater because it gets chilly as the sunsets. There is a lot of hype about riding down on a...More

Thank Finmate
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So it's a long climb in the car. 10 000 feet up. A lot of sharp turns and a lot of attention needed. Stop on the way up for breathing pictures and do not wait until the top as you will have gone thru the...More

Thank Andre_mainville
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really unique experience on what concerns volcanos beauty. On the top one can see several colourful peaks (feeling a nice thin cold breeze, though), awesome sunrises (be prepared to wake up real early) and sunsets. Also Maui West Mountain and, quite a few times,...More

Thank Henrique G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with a bike group in July of 2017. You must reserve a spot to get on the crater for certain times of the day or you will be turned away. We arrived around 4:30 am. It was very cold but warmed up as...More

Thank kjbms
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was breathtakingly beautiful. We drove up the volcano after visiting the tropical plantation. The drive was a bit nerve racking, a lot of hairpin turns. Do stop at the visitor center. The park rangers are very friendly, give you free maps and many good...More

Thank BBedit
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunrise and sunset at Haleakala are both beautiful! BUT if you aren't interested in waking up at 2-3am to drive over an hour up a volcano for the sunset, I definitely recommend going later in the day (around 4-5pm), doing a couple hikes and then...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With this new registration process for $3. To accommodate all cars being able to park you have to register well in advance of your vacation which we didn't know - so we went up at 8am instead. Actually loved it because there was no cars...More

Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This should be on your must see list. The drive to the summit is in and of itself worth a trip to Maui.

Thank Sal C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was impressive to see such big crater, and so high up, 7000 ft above sea level. It was windy and cold, but beautiful.

Thank Quirr0
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a fun but long drive up the visitor centers. Unfortunately, we didn't check the forecast beforehand, and by the time we got up to the top, there was almost zero visibility. So we couldn't even see the ocean from up there! On a clear...More

Thank EventPlanne R
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Ishan P
August 5, 2017|
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Response from SK23RL | Reviewed this property |
Aloha. I don't think there is a pass necessary for sunset; which will be ~7:10 PM at this time of year. I think the sunrise pass is the much more popular one. There will be a $25 (3-day) pass that would need to be purchased... More