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steep but easy well defined hike (walk) up there; went for sunset; - great view; could see the outline of 4 of the hawaiian islands;

Wondrous landscape starting along a beach trail then walking thru lava flows. The lava rocks composing the trail are tough on the ankles. Lighthouse is not really a lighthouse. It’s a navigation light and pole.
Left early (7am) to beat the crowds. On the way out - no one; in the way back - dozens.

Hiked almost 2miles of this trail on 4/17/18. Beautiful trail! Great views (and spots for pictures)! Easy to find with the directions provided. It really is like being on another planet - walking on all the lava rocks! Make sure to wear proper footwear; there can be sharp rocks at times. Take extra water and sunscreen (even if there are a few clouds out, the sun WILL burn you!)

I wish we would’ve had more time to finish the hike. I will definitely return to finish!

Nice views, but dis only half of it since there are no signs and it is not maintained and at one point we had no clue where to go. We ended up simply enjoying the black sand beach on the north side of the loop.

What a great day! Easy drive to the trail head and easy to find. My wife and I are mid 50 and active but this hike is still a good challenge. Like others have said on their reviews: take more water than you need, wear hiking boots, protect your skin. Going there was about 2.5 miles and we took a loop that had us going over large lava rocks for a great distance. This was a fun challenge and it seems to go on forever. We took the trail straight back which knocks of almost three quarters of a mile and almost an hour.

The path is almost all rocks so it can be hard on the feet after a day in the sun. We went to the end to find a beach but were disappointed in not seeing swimming holes. The options are not real clear. If you get lost follow the white rocks in the lava field. It really is like being on Mars I would assume.

There is no place like this on Maui. A must do.

I've been here many times. It's very nice scenery especially the sunset view. If you want to relax or unwind, I would recommend this.

Loved it just be careful coming down as the dry cinders are slippery. Did the trail in shorts and t-shirt and the bushes were fine - no need for long pants on the day we did it. It was so peaceful up there you could hear people shouting from the beach

The trail is like being on another planet. Not difficult, but prepare yourself. The hot weather can quickly become dangerous if you’re not prepared. There are two parts of the trail that run parallel to each other. They connect at clearly marked spots. They also connect in some not so clearly marked spots. Watch for the white coral marking the “paths” through the lava fields. These “paths” are difficult and dangerous, but they are what make this a 5-star trail.

Great views, saw whales, lots of sun, benches and access to beaches along the paved pathway. Casual walk lots of people.

Lovely addition to beach walk in the early morning. Lots of birds, very peaceful.

Very busy with lots of other walkers. Great views though.

Beautiful! So glad we came. Must wear hiking shoes and bring water.

It was a good morning walk. Not strenuous but wear shoes that have some protection- the lava rock can be brutal on the feet. It gets crowded mid morning. Don’t mind the campers when you get to the end- go explore.

Nice early morning stroll. not difficult and paved all the way. We had the fortune to spot a whale offshore too!

A very nice walk! Pretty views of the ocean and beaches.

A great trail that is paved for most if not all of the path. Lots of great views of beaches and the nice hotels in Wailea. There are places to stop for water along the way and there is ample parking.

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

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