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Leleiwi Overlook Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kula, Maui, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

no dogs

As of June 2020 (COVID 19 response) The summit area is now open for sunrise viewing and must be reserved on Recreation.gov. Reservations allow access to the Summit District of the park from 3:00am to 7:00am. Please visit https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/conditions.html for more information.

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Very windy and cold. Worth the short hike amazing views.

hiking
bugs
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off trail
rocky
5 months ago

The sound of bees is all you’ll hear as you approach the crater on a volcanic overlook. Trade winds keep rolling clouds at the horizon. Short excursion well worth the serenity of the vista.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

Short little trail with good views at end. I thought the other overlook and summit trail views were better.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views of Maui and the sunrise. Going in at 8am we had a clear view of town. Heading out the clouds rolled in. Easy and short hike to take in the Haleakalā air. Good for kids

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail offering wonderful views of the crater when it’s not foggy. There is a tiny shelter for protection from wind at the end. Parking can get tricky during peak hours.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike with views into the crater

hiking
9 months ago

Short walk to a great view of the crater

hiking
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

come before 2! clouds were coming in at this point. highly recommend going to all the look outs. really amazing to get different perspectives

walking
Fri Jun 07 2019

suggest to go at sunset. It was breathtaking. you're literally above the clouds. got crazy crowded the closer to sunset. definitely stay for stargazing. also, it is freakishly quiet up there. no, bird, bug, water, car, or plane noise. You only hear quiet chatter of visitors. Wear a sweater and pants. it gets super cold.

hiking
Wed Apr 17 2019

Hidden gem! A pleasant surprise in the end. Easy. A bit rocky. We made it with a toddler in the carrier.

Sat Nov 03 2018

There are literally no words to describe the views. To try would be an insult.

hiking
Thu Sep 06 2018

Beautiful views! Quick hike.

Tue Jul 10 2018

1pm all clouds, go in the morning.

hiking
Mon May 28 2018

Absolutely loved the views in this short hike high above the clouds. What a thrill!

Tue May 01 2018

Short walk to an overlook. Cool view of the weather is on your side. We had high winds but it was worth it to get out of the car on the way up to the summit. Easy walk.

hiking
Wed Nov 15 2017

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.

hiking
Mon Sep 11 2017

While driving up it began to pour. Unfortunately we didn't have any views. Trail is extremely short and a bit boring. May try again when it's clear.

Fri Aug 11 2017

Make sure to walk around the bend for a view of the crater. Awesome!

hiking
Tue Feb 07 2017

After taking the Sliding Sands Trail and Crater trail to just above the crater floor, and trudging back up, we stopped at the Leleiwi Overlook driving down for an overview of what we hiked. This area is so surreal, especially when clouds and sunshine roll in. Great views for little effort - definitely worth a stop.

Fri May 27 2016

Very unique landscape unlike anything if ever seen. Short walk - thin air. Didn't see much as the clouds had settled in but on a clear day it's supposed to be breath taking. Worth the stop on the way down from the crater.

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2013

Short trail to an overlook above Haleakala volcano. Terrific views.

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