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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.

Amazing views, fabulous bamboo grove, beautifully maintained. Most beautiful hike we've ever done.

Beautiful! The bamboo forests were unique and so magical. Found a couple little pools right off the trail to cool off in. Passion fruit and guava trees all over the place.

So beautiful!!!! We hiked down to the crater floor and also around the rim of the first crater. We then drove up for the sunset which was amazing! The hike back up is pretty rough, but checking out the view when taking breaks makes it worth the trip.

There are a number of short, unnamed trails worth exploring once you get down into the crater. The whole crater is great to explore as a long day hike or starting from the Holea campsite.

There are a number of short, unnamed trails worth exploring once you get down into the crater. The whole crater is great to explore as a long day hike.

Beautiful, not very strenuous. There's a great climbing tree early on the route!

This is mislabeled as Easy; some people struggle to get back up to the summit. It's almost 3,000 ft gain in 3 miles.
There are a number of short, unnamed trails worth exploring once you get down into the crater. The whole crater is great to explore as a long day hike or starting from the Holea campsite.

hiking
15 days ago

Such an incredible experience. It's difficult to call this a hike because your senses are being bombarded by the diversity around you and you forget that you are putting on the miles. The bamboo forest is mind blowing

hiking
20 days ago

Moderately easy hike with great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Was literally like hiking on the moon. There is no way to describe this hike and if you have the opportunity to do it don't pass it up. If you time it right you can watch the sunset after completing the hike with the other islands in view on top of haleakala.

Awesome place for a swim after the hike to the falls!

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was amazing, the waterfall was mind blowing and so was the scenery on the way there.