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Address: Crater Road, Haleakala, Kahului, Maui, HI
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Drove to creste with intermittent trees

Its acurvy mountain drive,scrubland alternating withgroves of trees.Dangerous looking men hanging off the road in pickups.Lots of stopovers for visualisation.Ranchers doing cow... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tustin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its acurvy mountain drive,scrubland alternating withgroves of trees.Dangerous looking men hanging off the road in pickups.Lots of stopovers for visualisation.Ranchers doing cow grazing in Parkland.Top is devoid of vegetation.Hardly any place to walk around.$20 parking charges on top.Lower slopes have had housing subdivisions built up.Rapacious invaders from mainland have taken up all land all over island.

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Hamlin, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We drove ourselves up the summit to see the sunset. We were not sure what we would see since it had been cloudy that day. As you go up, the landscape changes from lush vegetation to rocky "Mars" like terrain. The curves on this road were unlike any I had driven before in my life so we went slow and... More 

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Picton, Canada
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

Spectacular views as you climb from the tropical Coastal Plain to the arid Alpine crest of this Volcano. Stunning views over Maui and as far as Mona Kea on the big Island (on a clear day). Just bear in mind that it is going to be a lot colder up there than it was when you left the beach!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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218 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Want to climb 10,023 feet? Take the Crater Road up to the top. It's an exciting switchback road with jaw-dropping views. Driver, keep your eyes on the road. And don't disturb the Nēnē.

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1 Thank c5mjb
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Make sure the weather is good before deciding making the long trip up by car to the very top of the Haleakala volcanic crater rim. Once up there one has a spectacular view in all direction and can even see the two extinct volcanous on the Big Island to the south. The various hikes along the crater rim as well... More 

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Thank Peter M
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is amazing, best view ever, have to visit this place, easy to get to, make sure you bring your walking shoes and don't leave them at the hotel like I did.

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Thank Dame L
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

So much variety on this trail. We went early and had it to ourselves. The rocky volcanic upper blends into beautiful, technical single-track at the Mamane trail, then peaceful dirt road and flowy, small paved switchbacks down Waiopoli road. Make sure to have 2 cars for this ride (rent a second for 1 day at $30), park at Rice Park... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a great Maui Hike. I just did it last weekend on a Sunday. The trail starts just below the crater rim and visitor's center. The Haleakala Park costs $15 per person but I heard that they may not charge if you are hiking. You have to leave one car at the end of the trail just above PoliPoli... More 

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Thank Jim D
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Get away from the crowds and ride this awesome trail that has a little bit of everything -- lava-strewn double track; rolling, twisting singletrack, smooth dirt, beautiful paved road. From high in the clouds to the lush valley below -- and all downhill! Awesome! Get your bike from the knowledgeable guys at Krank Cycles in Makawao. They'll get you set... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I couldn't recommend this trail enough to anyone who loves to Mountain Bike ride. The trail has five distinct sections that were all the perfect length. It starts out a little loose with sandy gravel so out of the pedals and standing back is definitely recommended, if you're not an experienced rider I could see this section being a bit... More 

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