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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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It was great to hire a car and drive around the island of Maui the crater was 10,000ft+ ASL. If you have lung problems watch out for Altitude sickness I did not handle the altirude very well as I felt quite ill with headache, Jelly...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wenzzzz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The views here are amazing. Keep in mind that the temperatures are much cooler up at this altitude (12000 ft).

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Donnave A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We left Kihei in the late morning and as we climbed in altitude the clouds and fog rolled in. It was incredibly windy at the top and there was no view until the fog cleared for about 3 minutes! Our hike on the beginning of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a visitor, we loved Haleakalā National Park. It’s quite a trek to get here but seeing the crater is totally worth it. Hairpin turns and winding roads are the only way in so just get ready. Hiking trails and camping are available but we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SteffaniFletcher
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and i tried for several days to get the sunrise tickets, with no success. However, we discovered it was possible to see the sunset without any permits, just on a first-come, first-serve basis. We spoke to some locals and they told us the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank irishgirl813
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if alarm went off at 2 AM it was well worth the drive up to watch sunrise our family enjoyed it

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DarrylDmtl
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very much enjoyed this! You have to get permits online for the sunrsie which my husband and I did. While the sunrise was gorgeous there are a lot of people and be aware at almost 10k feet it can effect those like myself who are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Curiousgal1987
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can write forever about this beauty It has all of the below - 1. Lake of clouds 2. Craters which are a very new thing to us 3. The Observatories 4. Rain and Shine 5. The story told by the Park Rangers 6. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank arpitjaincs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a long drive but worth it. Going up to the top and looking over the island was amazing. Experiencing the change is temperature was exciting. We were there on a foggy day and couldn’t really see the crater but it was still worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nanapam60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely recommend this trip to anybody who visits Maui. OMG! Spectacular views! We were driving on top of the clouds! The $25 ticket was so worth it! And yes, save your ticket for entrance to another park at the end of the Road to Hāna!...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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sabrinawheeler
July 18, 2019|
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Response from melissapE1296DE | Reviewed this property |
No, it takes 2.5 hours total from Lahaina area to top of mountain. From the bottom of the mountain to the top, it takes about an hour. Of course travel times do vary though especially based on weather and how crowded it is... More
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samevans66
May 21, 2019|
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Response from SerenityNow2 | Reviewed this property |
You can drive yourself but just drive slow as the road is long and twisty, some parts do not have guide rails.
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HeatherHinMO
February 22, 2019|
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Response from minionbythesea | Reviewed this property |
I think it is a great trip up for anyone. Has an awesome view on a clear day which can change by the hour. You can see the crater from the parking lot or take a short or long hike depending on the trail you chose. You can... More
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