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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.

3 days ago

Gorgeous hike with moderate incline mixed with flat areas through bamboo forests. Multiple waterfalls, all running pretty low from lack of water. The waterfall at the top though not overwhelming in its size is beautiful. Muddy/wet in only a couple areas. The raised walkways through the bamboo get a little slick even when not wet so be mindful of that. Overall a beautiful hike, nice shade coverage with the foliage.

Beautiful but long and hot. Switchbacks are tough

This is a great hike! Be prepared though because it is cold and your hike starts with a 2700' decent to the crater floor at the about 10,000 altitude so the air is thin. Give yourself plenty of time and bring adequate water and snacks. The hike back up can be very strenuous but it is worth the effort!

21 days ago

Breathtaking view of the waterfall once you finish the 2 mile trail. Bamboo forest over you most of the way up provide great shade. Humidity is your enemy and make sure you bring enough bug spray!

23 days ago

This trail is an easy-moderate hike along a mostly-shades, well-maintained path. The forest is beautiful! We crossed two bridges and passed thru a bamboo forest as well that had planks you can walk along. This short hike is worth every step because once you get to Waimoku Falls, it’s standing 400 ft height is so glorious! Have fun!

the best hike I have ever been on. surprisingly I had cell reception the entire hike. but there isn't a spot for a break once you start making your way down.

23 days ago

Nice, easy and varied trail which doesn’t take up too much time. An array of environments are on offer from rocky stairs with slight elevation to giant bamboo and the most ancient Banyan Tree I’ve ever seen! Many photo opportunities on this trail with 2 major waterfalls, the first of which you’ll see only 10 minutes in. Keep going and you’ll get to the second and last waterfall which is accessible across a small stream. A most enjoyable hike which i’d rate as easy rather than moderate. Have fun!

One of the most environmentally stunning hikes you can do on earth! You feel like you’re on mars, truly, with colours ranging from oranges, blues, purples and pinks mixed with charcoal black underfoot. Descending into the hike is easy...but remember what goes down must come back up and hiking back to the trail head close to 3000 feet is a real bun burner! It’s cold to start because you’re already at 10,000 feet altitude by the time you take your first step so dress in layers that can be gradually taken off, bring water & a few snacks. Not hard per se but just an extra effort to get back up the steady ascent. We’re going back in a few days to take more photos because it’s too good not too! Enjoy!

NOTICE (12/26/2017): the trail access to Ka Lu’u o Ka cinder cone off of sliding sands trail is CLOSED. The sliding sands trail, however, is still open. Trail still offers great panoramic views of the entire hike, but a bit disappointing as there is no access to the cinder cones.

This trail is just AMAZING ! I hiked a lot around the the world , but this trail is the best I have ever done! It was crazy, you have the feeling that you are on the planet Mars!
It was a long hike, 14 miles, and it took me 6,5 hours to do it (with a break of 30 mn). You have to be well-equipped and bring a lot of water (at least 4 liters) and energetic bars because you will need them to go up...
Just do it and enjoy this incredible experience!

26 days ago

Incredible way to end our journey at toad to Hana. Hike goes through muddy trails, bamboo forest and is well maintained, about 4 total miles out and back

Nice, well maintained trail within Haleakala Natl Park. Seems to be a popular hike among those going to Hana. I would rate it moderate as there are a lot of rocks and tree roots, trail can get slick in some areas and there is some elevation. Our family of 6 did this hike in December (kids 18, 16, 13, 9). My usually whiny 9 year old did great on this one. Trail is shaded and there are a lot of distractions. If you're not going to do the whole thing, at least get to the bamboo forest, it's spectacular. Waterfall is beautiful and we might have seen it up close. Chose to do this hike after 2 dry days so trail was dried out & so we could cross the creek at the end and get close.

1 month ago

I want to give it 5 stars because it’s a great hike but it’s too crowded. Beautiful water falls and awesome bamboo forest.

Easy walk to see such beauty. Best on sunny day

1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail that takes the traveler through Maui's beautiful jungle. The bamboo forest is SUPER cool. The bridges provide opportunities for excellent photographs. The waterfalls along the way and at the end are beautiful as well. As with life, this trail is all about the journey, so take your time and soak it in.

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike with amazing views! Very muddy but worth it.

Amazing picture taking. By 7 pools and also by ocean. Very kid friendly. But gates are closed cause water was to high. Take camera.

Amazing Trail. Water at the end is amazing. Don't give up and go all the way. A little difficult for children when wet. When dry weather not a problem. If wet wear proper shoes because it gets very slippery on rocks, tree roots, and muddy areas. Have Fun and hope you take camera for amazing pictures.

Even in the rain it was spectacular

Short trail to the lookout. Weather was not on our side today but still enjoyed the leg stretch and the glimpse of what was to come.

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