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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. You hit a lot more traffic on mountain with sunrise than sunset. Also, of the four times we have traveled on this mountain, we have always experienced light rain for about 10-15 of traveling on the mountain. It’s usually happens a little more than half way up the mountain so traffic usually does slow during that time.
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
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 even see the big island on a clear day. Also the cheapest and best fruit is sold by home owners at road side stands along the road up the hill. They are all on the honor system for paying.