Keonehe'ehe'e Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kula, Hawaii and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768 For general park information, call (808) 572-4400. Recorded message is available 24-hours a day and will likely contain an answer to your question. To speak to a park representative, call the same number and press 0 during office hours of 8:00 am - 3:45 pm HST. Kipahulu (Coastal Area) For information specific to the Kipahulu area of the park, call the Kipahulu Visitor Center at (808) 248-7375 during office hours of 9am-5pm HST.
This is one of, if not the, most diverse and magical trails I've ever hiked. Down into the sliding sands, up the side and over into a crater where it feels like you're walking on the moon is just the beginning. Meadows of flowers turn into a Jurassic Park-like jungle scene, before the long climb of rocky steps to the top where (apparently) you can watch one of the best sunsets anywhere in the world. It was pouring rain by this point of our hike, so we missed it, but I'd do it all over next time.
It's a long day, but one you'll never forget. And trust the sign when it says dress for changes in weather; they're not kidding.
this is the hawaiian name for the sliding sands trail. it is the same trail, see the other reviews for more detail.