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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.

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been! Must come and do, prepare good, bring lot of water , food, and extra layer coz it get cold up on top! Views are from a different planet, more like Mars! It's whole day adventure! Enjoy!!!

hiking
15 days ago

Best hike to see magnificent bamboo forest with waterfall as reward. Banyan tree and guava grove at the beginning are extras. Go early to avoid crowd.

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked the trail May 2, Fall was great Bamboo forest wonderful eerie

on Pipiwai Trail

hiking
21 days ago

21 days ago

on Pipiwai Trail

25 days ago

Beautiful trail, would have enjoyed it better if I had had better hiking shoes than water sandals the scenery along the way was amazing and the waterfall at the end of the trail was a welcomed re stinging point

One of my all time favorite trails. Enter the Haelakala National Park ($20 parking fee) and park near the Visitors center unless you plan to camp overnight. Easy 10 minute Lower Loop trail takes you to Oheo Gulch and the Seven Sacred Pools. The Loop will take you back to Kuloa Point where Pipiwai trail is a must! Moderate hike but the serenity and scenery are amazing; large banyon tree, bamboo forest, breath-taking views of the stream and a waterfall at the end. Both hikes are open but the pools and touching the waterfall are closed due to flash floods and a fatality. Enjoy!