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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was breathtakingly beautiful. We drove up the volcano after visiting the tropical plantation. The drive was a bit nerve racking, a lot of hairpin turns. Do stop at the visitor center. The park rangers are very friendly, give you free maps and many good...More

Thank BBedit
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sunrise and sunset at Haleakala are both beautiful! BUT if you aren't interested in waking up at 2-3am to drive over an hour up a volcano for the sunset, I definitely recommend going later in the day (around 4-5pm), doing a couple hikes and then...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With this new registration process for $3. To accommodate all cars being able to park you have to register well in advance of your vacation which we didn't know - so we went up at 8am instead. Actually loved it because there was no cars...More

Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This should be on your must see list. The drive to the summit is in and of itself worth a trip to Maui.

Thank Sal C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was impressive to see such big crater, and so high up, 7000 ft above sea level. It was windy and cold, but beautiful.

Thank Quirr0
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a fun but long drive up the visitor centers. Unfortunately, we didn't check the forecast beforehand, and by the time we got up to the top, there was almost zero visibility. So we couldn't even see the ocean from up there! On a clear...More

Thank EventPlanne R
Reviewed 2 days ago

- If traveling from the east coast and doing the Haleakala sunrise, do it within the first couple of days of your trip since you'll be up at 2:30 AM when you'll need to start driving anyway. - If recording or doing time-lapse, start when...More

Thank mcgeez
Reviewed 2 days ago

This spot in Maui has fantastic views. The crater is beautiful. On a clear day (which is rare), you can see the rest of the island, and well as several other islands, including the Big Island. But most days, the clouds form by afternoon, obscuring...More

Thank cadamsesq
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like many vast scenic locations a photo cannot fully convey the beauty of it. Therefore, everyone should visit Haleakala Crater because it's simply stunning. You can hike into the crater (take loads of water) and I recommend taking the time to walk partly into it...More

Thank NUFCadl
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw the most amazing sunrise of our lives at the top of Haleakala. Some notes and tips from our visit - * We left our hotel in Kapalua at 2:30am and arrived at the Haleakala Visitor Center at 4:50am, for a 6:04am sunrise. Note...More

Thank Glenn90
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Ishan P
August 5, 2017|
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Response from SK23RL | Reviewed this property |
Aloha. I don't think there is a pass necessary for sunset; which will be ~7:10 PM at this time of year. I think the sunrise pass is the much more popular one. There will be a $25 (3-day) pass that would need to be purchased... More