Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park
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Julia C
Kenosha, WI4 contributions
Amazing views!
Sep 2021
This was a great experience, and I'm glad we didn't skip this attraction in Maui! The drive up to the park was not fun. However, once we got up to the summit, the views were amazing! We went during the day, and it was still chilly, so bring a light jacket or sweatshirt!
Written 17 September 2021
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BobHandTV
New York City, NY119 contributions
Great views, great place
Sep 2021
This was an amazing expereince - Haleakala National Park.
It was like you went up to Mars when you saw the top of the moutain. Having lunch above the clouds was something truly special and the hiking trails were very safe. Just a great experience.

We did not do Sunset or Sunrise (It was a rough drive up the mountain and assumign it would be tough in the dark) but it was a great experience.

In terms of hiking we drive all the way up the Summit and stopped at 17.5 - Leleiwi Lookout and also did Sliding Sands Trail (Keoneheehee Trail) with a picnic lunch there (we bought some sandwiches in Upcountry)
Written 14 September 2021
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Doug M
Baltimore, MD6 contributions
Super!! Get up early and be ready to be amazed!
Sep 2021
So special and worth the trip up! I’m The fee is now $30/carload but the view is stellar and unworldly. If you can, do the bike up, and down (down if you’re not up for the climb, which few are).
Written 10 September 2021
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DommeJez
3 contributions
STUNNING SUNSET!
Aug 2021
If you come to Maui and don't go to Haleakala at either sunrise or sunset, you are seriously missing out! Get there very early for the sunset, like around 5pm. Parking is scarce so you might have to walk uphill for a half mile to the summit to see anything. Seriously though, like WHOA, what a stunning sunset and totally worth the 60 minute trip from the bottom to the summit. Make it a whole day trip and visit the visitor's center to get a closer look at what makes Haleakala so special. Bring warm clothing and I'm serious when I say that. It was very cold at the summit: like 50 degrees. Do not trust the temps at the beach to be similar to the summit.
Written 18 August 2021
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raweekley
Mason, OH123 contributions
Sunset - Do It!
Aug 2021
This amazing destination is a time commitment, but the views are unlike any you will see ANYWHERE. That being said, the sunrise experience gets all the press and thus the demand. Obtaining tickets for the limited audience permitted access for sunrise is next to impossible. The alternative? Sunset!

Sunset is amazing as you tower over the clouds and see the kaleidoscope of color created in the evening sky. If you are thinking about making the trip, don't look at the clouds shrouding the mountain and decide against going - that's the magic element that makes it all so unique. You'll be above the cloud cover and the visuals are simply jaw-dropping. Sunset - do it!
Written 17 August 2021
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Peggy T
Rochester, NY31 contributions
Breathtaking experience!
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited Haleakala for sunrise and enjoyed it so much we came back a few days later for sunset. It is most definitely worth the trip. Go extra early so you can park at the actual summit, rather than below (it’s still nice, but if you’re going to make the trip- do it right). Don’t rush out right afterward. Shortly after sunrise the people were gone and we had the place to ourselves. It was beautiful!!! Shortly after sunset, the stars come out and you get a beautiful view for stargazing. Some people brought beach chairs and blankets to stay for stargazing…great idea! Highly recommend!!!
Written 4 August 2021
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tj blake
37 contributions
Worth the trip!
Jul 2021
We drove up mountain and got to see just amazing views! It was cloudy as we went up but sunny at the top as ur literally above the clouds! $30 fee to get in the park is credit card only.
Written 1 August 2021
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MJ@lets go 1996
Greenville, SC161 contributions
Must see!
Jul 2021
I took my grand daughter and her friend here to see this amazing iconic place. You must go here when visiting Maui. It's like nothing you have ever seen before. I have been here 4 times now and never not amazed at its beauty and splendor. As an added benefit is the beautiful drive getting there. It is a lot of twist and turns but what a view!
Written 30 July 2021
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jessica p
Westlake, OH104 contributions
Amazing, worth getting up at 2 am to see a sunrise, VERY COLD dress warmly
Jul 2021
Sunrise amazing. I am so glad we got up at 2 am to see this
The park service manages this perfectly so it is an amazing experience despite the crowing of tourists on this island.
Several months in advance I got a reservation on nps.gov. You have to keep checking to see when these open up. I think they release a few the day before but why gamble.
We left Wailea at 3 am. If you are coming form eastern mainland if you plan this at beginning on your trip not as brutal as it is 9 am EST.
The road is very windy. At the park entrance they check you off as they have a list of who has reserved and wont let anyone else in. Then you drive another long drive up to either summit parking or visitor center. The whole second hour of the drive is very dark and very tortuous-. Watch out for cows on the road.
Be aware it is VERY COLD
Like we were in gloves, hat, sweatshirt, long pants (my husband in long johns) and STILL cold.
We got to watching station by 5 am. I thought, great, I have to freeze to death for an hour. The the hour is very dynamic and you see beautiful changes in the sky over the hour that are all worth
The crown was very nice and it was not overcrowded but if you get there later you might not have a perfect view.
There was a junior ranger who gave a short talk and they were to give a chant.
Very moving and not to be missed experience.
The volcano in front of you looks like a moonscape.
After this we did a short hike. There is a weird forest of a number of imported trees such as Eucalyptus, European trees, etc that is a very short and easy hike. I think there is another one on the road out
My only complaint, the NPS had everything closed up. Would have liked to buy some park swag and support the park
Written 28 July 2021
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minniemousegirl78
6 contributions
Beautiful Sunset
Jul 2021
We finally made it up the mountain to watch the sunset on Haleakala. We are not really early morning people and knew we wouldn't make sunrise. Lol! It was stunning! Totally worth the drive!
Written 21 July 2021
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