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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Must see, but make sure you have a good driver, it is long harrowing drive. Take it slow get up there and enjoy a site of a lifetime!!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank shuda5
Reviewed September 23, 2019

The road up to the top was a reasonably easy drive, given that I come from the flatlands where switchbacks are almost unknown. Views from the top were spectacular. Clouds moved past occasionally but changes in lighting made the scenery that much more interesting. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

As a resident cyclist, it's been an ambition to try and ride up Haleakala. The road has many wonderful views and the staff at the National Park are very helpful and friendly. Weather can be very unpredictable, so it's good to heed the clothing advice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank T1935QQbarryc
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

I love any road with thrilling views and switch back turns. This makes it to a high place on my list. The views on the way up (as long as you’re not shrouded in clouds) were magnificent! If you are shrouded in clouds, then that’s...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed July 8, 2019

In our dozen or so trips to Maui, this is the first time we visited Haleakala National Park. It took us about 1.5 hrs from Kihei, one way, leaving around 8:15 am. We went on a sunny day and by the time we were heading...More

Date of experience: June 2019
5  Thank john_charissa
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We decided to drive up the mountain mid-morning because we were unable to make it for sunrise and the views and stops along the way were stunning of the ocean and small towns below.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Shelleym18
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Was an incredible winding road with spectacular views. Not for first time drivers, but well worth the fear to achieve some of Hawaii's best views.

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank RobBoston80
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This road is a beautiful drive to the top of Haleakala crater. There are a couple places to pull off with magnificent views. Definitely make at least one stop on the way up. if you stop at the posted stop and follow the walking trails...More

Date of experience: March 2019
5  Thank lslyChicago
Reviewed May 7, 2019

While most people opt to go to watch the sunrise at Haleakala, we opted to watch the sunset. You should get there at least an hour before sunset to get close parking. We were in the midst of clouds which made for incredible views with...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank bfunkhouser1
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

We drove up and back in the afternoon. Such diversity of vegetation as you climb up. It was cloudy and rainy when we were there, then it sleeted (39 deg) at the summit. It was thrilling for us, a geophysicist and a meteorologist! The terrain...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Jessica V
April 10, 2018|
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Response from John H |
There are some dizzying views IF clear but these are distant views. The slope is gentle along roadside and the guardrails are generous. There are no sheer drops anywhere on the drive so it is surprisingly calm for a... More
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CannibalEm
January 10, 2018|
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Response from BrandonK850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the road is paved all the way to the top. A Harley will probably do fine. You still need to make a reservation if you are trying to see sunrise.
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ankit76
November 17, 2017|
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Response from Debbie A | Reviewed this property |
Probably takes 15-20 minutes to get to road that leads up country depending on traffic; there are no short cuts
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