Silversword Loop Via Halemau'u Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Silversword Loop Via Halemau'u Trail is a 9.9 mile out and back trail located near Kula, Hawaii that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

9.9 miles
3648 feet
Out & Back



Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768 For general park information, call (808) 572-4400. Recorded message is available 24-hours a day and will likely contain an answer to your question. To speak to a park representative, call the same number and press 0 during office hours of 8:00 am - 3:45 pm HST. Kipahulu (Coastal Area) For information specific to the Kipahulu area of the park, call the Kipahulu Visitor Center at (808) 248-7375 during office hours of 9am-5pm HST.

3 months ago

9 months ago

Hiked from the summit to Paliku campsite, then from Paliku to Holua Campsite, where we hit the silvers silversword loop. The silverswords bloom over the summer I think, we didn't see many in bloom just before New Years. The views are amazing, there's flat volcanic paths that make you think you're on Mars to sandy paths with great views. I felt like around every bend the trail got better, and the diversity in such a surreal place was incredible. This is definitely a unique landscape that you need to check out.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

while there are many silverswords visible from the loop, i found the plants visible from sliding sands trail to be more appealing. definitely worth traversing this loop if you're already in the crater though.