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Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park is an amazing landscape rich with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture, preserving the bond between the land and its people. The park is also home to several endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Visitors to the park will be impressed by the stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest filled with bamboo. Whether you are planning a backcountry excursion or simply looking to explore the beautiful coast, visitors to the park will be amazed by the varied and impressive scenery, history, and culture that Haleakala National Park has to offer.

To learn more about the park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
The Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakalā Visitor Center, and Kīpahulu Visitor Center are open daily, year round subject to staff availability.

  • Headquarters Visitor Center: 8 am - 3:45 pm
  • Haleakala Visitor Center (summit): Sunrise - 3 pm
  • Kīpahulu Visitor Center (coastal): 9 am to 4:30 pm

Visiting Tips

Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, except during severe weather closures. Please check the park's website for alerts and closures.

Weather at the high elevations of the summit and wilderness area of the park can be unpredictable and change quickly so be prepared for temperature fluctuations and rapidly moving storms. In the coastal Kipahulu Area, the weather is more mild, temperate, and wet. Flash floods can be a serious risk so be sure to check at the visitor center before entering any streams or pools.

Fees & Passes:
If you arrive at the park at a time when the entrance station is closed, please pay the entrance fee at the automated fee machine.
  • Private Vehicle: $20 for 3 days
  • Motorcycle: $15 for 3 days
  • Per Person: $10 for 3 days
  • Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Pass: $25 per year (good for admittance to Haleakalā National Park, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Puʻuhonua ʻO Hōnaunau National Historical Park)
  • Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80

To learn more about park fees, click here.

Camping & Lodging

There are two wilderness campsites in Haleakala, the Halua Campsite and the Paliki Campsite. The campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis and require a backcountry camping permit. Visit the park's website for more details.

There are two car-accessible campgrounds in Haleakala National Park. For campground capacities, reservations, and more information, click here.

The NPS maintains and operates three wilderness cabins within the park. These cabins can only be reached by trail and must be reserved ahead of time. For details regarding permits, reservations, and fees, click here.

Outfitters, Tours, & Shuttles

Haleakala National Park offers a variety of ranger-led programs that vary by season. All ranger-led programs, unless otherwise specified, are free and open to the public. Additionally, visitors can choose from a variety of commercial tour operations that offer vehicle tours, guided hikes, and horseback tours. To learn more about these tours and programs and to see the current events calendar, click here.

Maps & Guidebooks

To download a park map or newsletter to help plan your visit, click here.

Food & Drink

There is no food, beverages, or gasoline for sale within the park. Drinking water is available at the visitor centers, but visitors are advised to pack enough food and water for their trip. There is a wide variety of dining options locating in the nearby towns.

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Horhitos Mobile Taqueria Yummy but small Taco but cheap
1941 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 298-5670
Manoli's Pizza Co. Great pastas. Even better patio views of the golf course.
100 Wailea Ike Dr, Wailea HI — (808) 874-7499
Ulupalakua Ranch Store Elk and deer burgers
Grand Dining Room Maui Was a bit disappointed with the bfast options and quality. Except for waffles everything else was mediocre
808 Bistro Restaurant BYOB and a Liquor store is in the shopping center next door. Crab dip a must a is the truly unique pork and beans!
2511 S Kihei Rd #A, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-8008
808 Deli eat here! fantastic food: chicken pesto, porkie and the southern squealer are amaaazing.
2511 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 897-1111
Cinnamon Roll Fair best caramel rolls on maui!
2463 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-5177
Da Kitchen Express Three-item combo (kahlua pork, chicken katsu, and teriyaki beef) is a LOT of food, and can feed several people (adult and kids). Great deal, and very tasty too!
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-7782
Maui Thai Bistro Get two drunken items, and make sure one of them is the crispy fish!
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 874-5605
Cafe O'Lei Bring a sweater! A little chilly
2439 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 891-1368
Maui Tacos Order the Maui Tacos or a Hookipa burrito. Add "Hula Heat" salsa.
2411 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-5005
maui fish and chips Get the furikake fries. Salty, garlicky and the perfect amount of crispy
Sushi Bar Koiso Unbelievably delicious! Hiro makes perfect sushi! Scallop was phenomenal as was the uni. Definitely call ahead for a reservation.
2395 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-8258
Cafe @ La Plage Cozy place, great for breakfast- Maui onion bagel is a must
2395 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 875-7668
T. Komoda Store and Bakery 1st trip: love the guava masalda, danish twist, dinner rolls, macadamia nut stick donut
3674 Baldwin Ave, Makawao HI — (808) 572-7261
Kojima's Sushi Cute place! Nice people. Kids enjoyed it. Byob
81 Makawao Ave, Makawao HI — (808) 573-2859
Market Fresh Bistro Locally-sourced food. Breakfast here is spot on. Try the in-house sausage – it's great!
Kihei Caffe Cash only!!!!!!
1945 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-2230
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar Line up early on Sundays and Mondays for 50% off food ordered before 6pm.
Stewz Maui Burgers They have veggie burgers
1819 S Kihei Rd, Kīhei HI — (808) 879-0497

Other Activities

Whether exploring the volcanic landscape, heading out on an epic multi-day, backcountry excursion, strolling along the coast, or taking a dip in the ocean, visitors have a variety of ways to explore the park. For those looking to extend their adventure outside of the park, consider the many superb options for surfing, paddling, and kite boarding around the island. Also, be sure to check out the options for mountain biking around Maui.

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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Trail not marked through most- extremely overgrown. Fallen trees and fallen trail markers made this extremely difficult.
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#8 Silversword Loop
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#11 Connector B
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#12 Connector C
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#13 Connector D
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0.6 mi 1.0 km Wailua, HI
0.8 mi 1.4 km
#14 Kaupo Side Loop
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