Looking for a great trail in Haleakala National Park, Maui? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Haleakala National Park ranging from 0.6 to 0.6 miles and from 118 to 10,095 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

majestic and incredible! The energy there is real!!! It looks like mars! This is a must do on Maui. Hard hike though because of length and switchbacks for the last 1 hr of the trail.

An awe inspiring view. No one there at 8:45 in the morning.

This hike is very out of the way to get to, but definitely worth it. Such beautiful scenery and different plants. I loved the bamboo and the waterfalls. Overall it was worth it while doing the road to Hana.

There are much better views of Haleakala. I do not recommend it.

Great trail for those whom are not able to take the Sliding Sands trail and others. Breathtaking view!

3 stars because I hold national park trails to a higher standard of beauty. this would be a 5 star if not in a national park...

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rocky
4 days ago

The most beautiful hike I’ve ever done. Sadly I didn’t complete it, it was too much for my body. It’s strenuous on the way back, as everybody says. Be prepared, take sunscreen and good shoes, I have seen people doing the trail with sandals, definitely not good enough if you plan to do the full hike. It feels like being in another planet, colors change a lot during the day, it’s magical! Do it please!

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rocky
6 days ago

Takes about 1.5 hours to get to the end of the sliding sands trail and about 4 to get back, using the loop, going counter-clockwise (Took periodic breaks). I encountered 2 people the entire time I was at the bottom of the crater, so that was kinda nice considering how many people were at the beginning of the trail. Bring tons water, sunscreen, and extra clothes in case the unpredictable weather decides to greet you.

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no shade
rocky
7 days ago

One of our favorite trails. The scenery is unbelievable and you are constantly looking around the entire hike. The way out downhill is obviously easier than the way back up, but it’s not too bad if you’re in shape and rest when needed. There is no shade, so be sure to wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. We felt that this one of our favorite hikes and the one that we felt accomplished for finishing. Go early to beat the crowds, but most only go out 2 miles and back. Enjoy!

Easy trail with a lot of traffic. It gets crowded so try to go early if possible. Nice waterfall at the end once you go past the sign telling you not to go any further. Not a big enough area to swim in, but nice photo spot. Go down to the pools when you finish this trail to swim and cool off.

We really can't say enough good things about this trail, stunning views, bamboo forests, and an epic Banyan tree. Must do for visiting Maui! Went early in the day and the crowds were not bad. We saw a lot of people wearing flip flops. We were very thankful for our Chacos (as usual). Walked under the falls at the end, very slippery by the falls itself but totally worth it. Brought extra water and drank most of it.

Really nice hike. Easier than expected. Took us only an hour to get up, 30 minutes down. Really beautiful fall. just be careful of falling rocks as it does happen around the falls. We heard one as we were walking back to the trail. Overall, I was a tad disappointed with the bamboo forest portion. While it was stunning and unlike anything We’ve seen before, we were told they added planks to make it easier to walk through so it’s less of a hike and more of a stroll on a boardwalk.

Wear hiking boots not tennis shoes. The bamboo forest marketing is where it begins. You need to cross a stream. Very nice hike.

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bugs
muddy
16 days ago

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muddy
17 days ago

Nice trail. Very muddy this time of year with all of the rain. Be careful and bring a change of clothes as shoes will be dirty once you get back into the car. Entry fee to get in is $25 and they prefer credit cards. It is NOT cash only. We found it to be a moderate hike and in line with the AllTrails rating. I will say this may not be ideal for young kids or elderly folks with knee issues. Lots of rocks to step over but certainly doable if you take your time. You do not need a four wheel drive to make it out there but note that roughly 1/3 of the drive from town is a single dirt road and very bumpy.

hiking
17 days ago

As others have said be prepared to experience all sorts of weather changes. I started on the trail around 8:45am and it was sunny and beautiful at the top and you could see clouds within the crater. About 1.5 miles in I hit the clouds and experienced light rain and wind. About mile 4 the rain stopped and it was somewhat sunny again all the way to the bottom. Hiking back up it was the same thing of clouds/rain for about 2 miles before getting to the top. For how much rain was coming down the trail was not as slippery as I expected. Very easy to follow but not too many people on the trail. Drive up was pretty and takes about an hour from the bottom. The clouds are nice as there would be little shade otherwise. My favorite hike I did in Maui or Oahu.

1.1 mile hike on rocky path to a crater view point. 2.2 round trip. We encountered the crater fogged in so no spectacular views.

trail running
no shade
18 days ago

Beautiful scenery...easy run down !!! Going up was a bit tougher ...turned into a fast hike/slow run

Epic. Worth doing for the unusual topography. Probably wouldn’t do it again though the way we did it. We did it the reverse way and ended near the summit to enjoy the sunset. But it would definitely be easier to start from the crater and hike down.

This moderate hike took us about 2 hours to complete. It was muddy with slick rocks in some areas. Although, there were some parts of the trail that had flooring which was nice. The trail was very narrow in some areas and we encountered lots of tourists in both directions. I recommend wearing good shoes with traction and prepare to get muddy. At the end, we were rewarded with a view of Waimoku Falls. We proceeded to get even closer and crossed a couple of streams. It’s not recommended by the park and I have to admit that crossing the streams was probably the worst part of the trail. The current was strong and the rocks were slick. The grand finale was well worth the risk. The waterfall is breathtaking and gorgeous!

Easy hike, 1h30 round trip with multiple photo breaks. Beautiful views, last surprising fall and interest, unique bamboo forest for me who had never seen that. Only shadow ... get there (I left Kihei). Combine with the Hana Road which is an activity to live, almost epic! Have made the road to go early, between 7:00 and 8:00, much less traffic, while the return was more difficult. But I'm alive!

Did this in Maui when we were near this side of the park. Although it’s popular we actually didn’t know about it, ended up in this part of Maui and unintentionally went to the park after entering this side of the park. Absolutely gorgeous

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