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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 17 year old son and I went up to the summit and hiked after the sunrise. It was worth getting up at 2:30am to get up there for the sunrises at the summit. It is cold up there, so dress warmly like it is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eMOM_2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to hike down for an hour, knowing that it would take us twice as long to hike out--and the younger members (20's) of our group didn't take as long but the 60+ age members did. We also wanted to save time to stop...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from this hike are out of this world! This almost an all-day hike, as it will take you longer than you think to hike it. I would not consider this an "easy" hike, but it is not strenuous either. Make sure you're wearing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hannahw1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk at least 30 minutes down the trail. You’ll be caught by the silence. Before your eyes black, gray, yellow, red and other colors paint the sands. Cracking lava under your boots is the only sound. Remember that the way back to the car needs...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank grossi1Vigevano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 4 teens along with us and this trail was easy to navigate with a lot of interesting sights to see. We hiked 2 miles down into the crater and were able to see the cinder cones. Definitely a must do!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LifeIsShortHaveFun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Sliding Sands. If you have extra tim while in Maui I would highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

year-round destination for high-altitude panoramic drama - each hike = sumptuous visual feast, abundant silverswords....

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Nice stop after sunrise, with a chance to hike the caldera area. Take your time as you are up there.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank J T
Reviewed June 26, 2019

Wonderful colors inside the crater. Fantastic out of this world environment. The trail is in excellent condition and the sand does not cause you to slide. Watch the clouds move into the crater and enjoy this alien environment.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jimlynnenright
Reviewed June 4, 2019

This was a wonderful experience. Nothing I have ever experienced. I felt like I was in the movie Aladdin looking for the cave of wonders.The sand is just beautiful and hiking down is just breathtaking. I wish I had more time to explore. A reason...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
It is one way. I recommend parking at the end and then either hitchhiking (there will be other hikers doing the same or willing to pick you up) to start at the summit. Or if you have friends/family willing (we've done this... More
July 2, 2018|
Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
11 miles one way.