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Best Trails in Haleakala National Park

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Explore cinder cones and old lava flows from within Haleakala, possibly the largest dormant volcano on the planet. Formed by erosion rather than volcanic activity, the valley at the summit of Haleakala boasts much to marvel at and the packed cinder and soil underfoot makes for a relatively easy hike. Here you'll find the silversword, an endangered plant found nowhere else on Earth with an alien appearance that compounds the other-worldly appearance of this remote location. Ascending and looping up the mountain, the road to Haleakala National Park is equally spectacular, climbing through the clouds to the summit. Watch out for tour groups of cyclists on this road who freewheel down the mountain. These popular tours begin in the early hours of the morning so they can witness the sunrise over the island from the summit before they begin their two-wheeled kamikaze return back down the volcano.

on Pipiwai Trail
10 days ago

hiking

on Seven Sacred Pools Trail ...
16 days ago

hiking

Awesome and worth the drive! Fun to swim in the pools and watch people jumps off rocks. Wear water sandals or shoes. Bring a hat in case it rains...Careful of slippery rocks!

on Kuloa Point Trail
17 days ago

hiking

Kind of hard to get to, but okay hike.

on Halemau'u Haleakala Overl...
22 days ago

Great trail. You need the right shoes. It was very misty.

on Pipiwai Trail
28 days ago

hiking

One of the best things we did in Maui! Be VERY careful it is raining... tourists are rescued from this trail when they underestimate the weather and decide to still hike even when it is pouring down rain. The trail can and will flood. The bamboo forest was my favorite part... I would have stayed there all day.

on Pipiwai Trail
1 month ago

hiking

great hike past the seven sacred pools, Makena falls, bamboo forrest to Waimoku falls.

on Pipiwai Trail
1 month ago

The trail itself is not difficult but the heat makes it tough. make sure you bring a snack and lots of cold water!!

on Pipiwai Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Wouldn't say this trail is hard, probably moderate. Mostly because of the heat (whew!) and the bugs. Bring bug spray and lots of water.

on Pipiwai Trail
2 months ago

hiking

It's a well maintained trail. I wouldn't say it was hard, maybe moderate. The waterfall at the end is stunning and totally worth the hike. And even worth the $100 fine for going past the sign to get closer ;)

on Pipiwai Trail
2 months ago

walking

I don't know why this trail is rated as hard. I would say easy, moderate at worst. I did the trail in flip flops, and didn't bring water...so the rating should be changed. Most of the elevation gain is done via stairs, so there was no issue with me having forgot my sneakers. Anyone can do this trail. Bring bug bands or bug spray. Good photo ops along the trail.

on Seven Sacred Pools Trail ...
2 months ago

walking

Lots of tourists, but worth the stop. Especially for a nice refreshing dip in the pools after the longer hike.

on Pipiwai Trail
2 months ago

hiking

on Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gu...
3 months ago

hiking

Amazing!!!

on Leleiwi Overlook Trail
3 months ago

Very unique landscape unlike anything if ever seen. Short walk - thin air. Didn't see much as the clouds had settled in but on a clear day it's supposed to be breath taking. Worth the stop on the way down from the crater.

on Pipiwai Trail
3 months ago

Spectacularly beautiful! My favorite part is the incredible bamboo forest! Easy hike for just about anyone.

on Pipiwai Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Best hike I've ever done!! Absolutely amazing. Keep going to the end to see the 400 foot falls! You won't regret it. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent as this is a rainforest.

on Pipiwai Trail
4 months ago

hiking

on Pipiwai Trail
4 months ago

hiking