Pa ka'oao Trail (White Hill Trail) [CLOSED]

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Haleakala National Park

Pa ka'oao Trail (White Hill Trail) [CLOSED] is a 0.5 mile moderately 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 and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 108 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

rocky

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Starting from the visitors center, you walk around the base of the cone, then up the side through a rocky path that overlooks the Haleakala Valley. The view from the top is surreal. Highly recommend this as a short and good reward for your effort.

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is basically a winding staircase up to a great view of Haleakala. Fantastic view. Worth all the stars

hiking
no shade
rocky
9 months ago

Great short hike from back of the parking lot near the visitor center. Awesome views. I was the only one up there at the time so it was very peaceful.

hiking
no shade
9 months ago

Don’t forget to bring lots of water... and snacks

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

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

hiking
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

amazing tiny walk to see incredible views

hiking
11 months ago

Very easy trail, but altitude can make you feel winded more quickly than normal! These views are breathtaking!

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

Viewed sunrise from this spot away from the crowds. A lovely place

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

I guess if you drove all the way up there, you might as well do that. The view is very similar than the summit. I'd say you should also probably go down there through sliding sands!

hiking
Mon Mar 04 2019

Wow, wonderful views. Bring plenty of water, not much shade.

Sun Dec 09 2018

short but extremely scenic

hiking
Mon May 28 2018

Awesome views of the area, a must to take the short hike up for all sides panoramic. Plan for the altitude change by hydrating as this short hike could tax you if elevation causes any issues.

hiking
Sat Apr 20 2013

This is a short, but worthwhile hike to a viewpoint above Haleakala from the summit vistor's center.

hiking
Thu Oct 25 2012

You could consider this the top of the Sliding Sands trail, an easy walk from the visitor's center at the top of Haleakala. Starting from the VC, you walk around the base of the cone, then up the side through a rocky path that overlooks the Haleakala Valley. We started in a blowing and cold cloud covered fog, which gradually cleared. The view from the top is surreal. Highly recommend this as a short and good reward for your effort. Also don't forget to hike as far down as you have time (giving yourself about 1.5 to 2x the time to come back up) down the Sliding Sands trail. A totally excellent adventure!

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5 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

recorded Sliding Sands Trail

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7 months ago

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