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28 mi 46 km of trail 2 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 4 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Gems in Summit District - 2

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gem Favorite A little trail-side vegetation starts popping out of the rocks and sand.

Silversword Plants

(2) Kēōkea, HI
gem Favorite It like a whole new world in the woods of Hosmer.

Hosmer Grove Nature-Viewing

(2) Makawao, HI

Recommended Routes in Summit District - 2

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Favorite Eerie morning light surrounds the visitor center just after dawn.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sliding Sands Out-and-Back

4.2 mi 6.7 km 1,239' Up 377.57 m Up 1,239' Down 377.54 m Down

Kēōkea, HI
Favorite A little trail-side vegetation starts popping out of the rocks and sand.
Difficult

Haleakala Crater - Sliding Sands Trail to Halemau’u Trailhead

11.4 mi 18.3 km 1,725' Up 525.93 m Up 3,510' Down 1069.89 m Down

Kēōkea, HI

Trails in Summit District - 13

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10.3 mi 16.5 km #1Halemau'u Trail
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI
Difficult
Kēōkea, HI 11 
6.9 mi 11.1 km #2Kaupo Trail
Difficult
Wailua, HI
Difficult
Wailua, HI
0.3 mi 0.5 km #3Leleiwi Overlook Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Easy/Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Hosmer Grove Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Easy/Intermediate
Makawao, HI
2.4 mi 3.8 km #5Supply Trail
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
Intermediate
Makawao, HI
1.8 mi 2.8 km #6Connector A
Easy/Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
Easy/Intermediate
Kēōkea, HI
0.3 mi 0.5 km #7Silversword Loop
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Connector F
Easy
Wailua, HI
Easy
Wailua, HI
1.4 mi 2.3 km #9Connector B
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Connector C
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
0.6 mi 1.0 km #11Connector D
Easy
Wailua, HI
Easy
Wailua, HI
0.8 mi 1.4 km #12Kaupo Side Loop
Difficult
Wailua, HI
Difficult
Wailua, HI
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Skyline Access
Easy
Kēōkea, HI
Easy
Kēōkea, HI

Photos of Summit District - 56

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Ashley makes her way upwards on the long climb.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
A little trail-side vegetation starts popping out of the rocks and sand.
Dec 31, 2019 near Kēōkea, HI
Haleakala National Park
Apr 1, 2020 near Kēōkea, HI
The grasslands at this end of the hike are almost polar opposite to the barren landscape at the start.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
At this point it's hard to say if catching a view is more important than catching you breath.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
Once you start it can seem as there is no end to the rock switchbacks that dominate this trail.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
Where some see a hitching post others will find a good spot to stretch before tackling the switchbacks ahead.
Dec 31, 2019 near Wailua, HI
If you're visiting in the winter hopefully you brought a jacket with you for a possible shower.
Dec 31, 2019 near Kēōkea, HI