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greenBlue Leleiwi Overlook Trail

Trail

0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 47' 14 m
Descent: -47' -14 m
High: 8,828' 2,691 m
Low: 8,801' 2,683 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

A short out-and-back from the road to a stunning view of the Wilderness Area below.

Megan W

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly A very short stroll from the road with stunning views and endangered bird species to keep an eye out for.

Description

This short route is an amazing way to stretch your legs after driving along the Haleakala Hwy. Use the parking area and head across the road to the Leleiwi Overlook Trail. Continue toward the edge of the rim where the trail ends at a wind shelter, overlooking the rocky landscape of the Wilderness Area.

This hike heads through a boundary ecosystem between the subalpine shrubland below and the alpine cinder-desert above. This area is home to many endemic plant and insect species and even the rarely seen Hawaiian petrel ('ua'u), an endangered burrowing seabird that nests in the rocky cliffs.

Please stay on the trail and respect all signs and warnings.

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Dec 27, 2018
Jessie Davidson
Super clear day. Can see all of Maui and 3 other islands. 0.3mi
Nov 9, 2018
Jodi K
Heading down to the cloud?
Sep 8, 2017
Chelsey Leffet
With Brett on family trip
Aug 2, 2015
JD Hoffmann
1mi — 0h 45m

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