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Loved this trail. Loved the lava terrain and views. Very unique. Saw whales near the coast at the light beacon and goats on the lavascape. The heads up to wear sturdy shoes, start early, bring water was much appreciated.

Pretty @ sunset.

Tough trail around the hill. Not an easy go up and down and thin in the tougher areas. Must have good boots and pants or you will get torn up.

Phenomenal views. I cannot stress enough that a person should go in the morning hours for 2 reasons. 1- gets a lil toasty on that volcanic rock once the sun peaks and 2- you’ll encounter a ton of folks lingering at the beginning of the trail on your hike out. Also, there’s some back roads that locals take to the beach so your hope of exclusivity and triumph of a private, refreshing reward are somewhat dashed upon sharing this gem with cheaters who didn’t use their legs.

Definately not a maintained trail on the beach side for which we came up. The best way to access the top is to take the dirt road about 1/4 mile to the north of the main park entrance road. Park in the small lot by the ocean. Walk back on the road about 100-300 ft or so and access a fairly good trail and keep heading up. It is no longer a loop trail and the ocean side us steep if you decide to complete the loop. Bring your machete! Otherwise just hike in and out from the dirt road.

Marche pénible dans des cailloux de lave.

Pas vraiment une balade en pleine nature mais bon au coucher du soleil c’est sympa quand même

Very Hot Hike. Footing is uneven. Hiking on Lava rock is a different experience. Definitely a side to Maui most will not see

Some of the best views are along this trail. As everyone else has already stated, bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes. Trail is made of lava rock and very sharp so be careful. Be prepared for high winds and/or heat.

Absolutely beautiful; you feel like you've been transported to Mars, and yet you get these sweeping views of Haleakala beyond the lava flow.
As other posters have said, bring more water than you think you need, bring tough shoes, and start early. The rocks started radiating much more heat than I had anticipated past a certain hour. Shoulda seen that coming.

We’ve done this trail a few times. Be aware of the wind conditions the day you decide to do it. High winds at the end made for a miserable pay off for me. Overall though the views are spectacular and the wild life surprisingly active.

be careful which trail you take, don't do the one on the cinder cones exactly (very loose lava rocks that fall on to the beach and overgrown signs warning you). mostly uncovered so be prepared, beautiful views and combo hike/beach area. part of hike is along little beach, be sure to Google that part

Wear sturdy shoes, this is not a flip flop hike. Bring more water than you think you will need, it is hot. But the views are nice and the knowledge that you are walking in the steps of history is worth it.

We had a perfect day for this hike, overcast with a light breeze. The trail was great, interesting sights from the otherworldly landscape to the goats roaming around the wooded areas and further up the volcanic rocks. What was not so great was when three guys in a Toyota 4Runner came off-roading up behind us. When they parked about an 1/8 of a mile ahead of us, we decided to end our trek to the lighthouse and turned back to the parking lot. Since these guys had no qualms about ignoring the “no motorized vehicles allowed” sign, I wasn’t about to risk discovering what other laws they might be willing to break. Bummer of an ending to an otherwise wonderful nature experience.

Nice walk along the seashore. Surrounded by beautiful resorts.

I love this simple picturesque walk.

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4 months ago

One of my favorite beaches ever.

Beautiful! It was like walking on another planet!

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