Into Haleakala Crater Trail via Sliding Sands

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Into Haleakala Crater Trail via Sliding Sands is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Kula, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

3.9 miles 1430 feet Out & Back

hiking

horseback riding

views

no dogs

19 days ago

This trail was absolutely breathtaking. After arriving at the summit the views are awesome, and going into the crater has you feeling like you're on Mars. The temperature was cold at the summit, probably around 45 degrees, compared to 75 at sea level. We backpacked in for a 3 day trip, and keep in mind if you do to be prepared for cold weather and rain. Like I mean it gets cold at night, we experienced temps in the 30s, which was surprising. But this initial trail was great going down, but difficult if you go back up. Pack plenty of water. I've hiked many places and this was one of the most surreal environments I've experienced. If you have the chance DO IT, you won't regret it.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views!

You can go further than just the 2 miles each way the app says. We went about 4 miles each way but you can go even further if you wish.
It is downhill all the way out, so the return journey is obviously harder!

If you made it to watch the sunrise then make sure you take off the extra layers you were wearing because the sun will warm you up and it's warmer at the lower elevation.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views!

You can go further than just the 2 miles each way the app says. We went about 4 miles each way but you can go even further if you wish.
It is downhill all the way out, so the return journey is obviously harder!

If you made it to watch the sunrise then make sure you take off the extra layers you were wearing because the sun will warm you up and it's warmer at the lower elevation.