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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Haleakala Crater Hike
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  • Average3%
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“the big island”(269 reviews)
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About
A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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+1 808-572-4400
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"sunrise or sunset"
in 148 reviews
"the big island"
in 269 reviews
"parking spot"
in 96 reviews
"visitor center"
in 306 reviews
"sea level"
in 193 reviews
"bring a jacket"
in 162 reviews
"sliding sands trail"
in 166 reviews
"parking lot"
in 267 reviews
"viewing area"
in 64 reviews
"winding road"
in 125 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 174 reviews
"the sun rise"
in 145 reviews
"cloud cover"
in 99 reviews
"credit card"
in 67 reviews
"long drive"
in 172 reviews
"leave early"
in 69 reviews
"mid morning"
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Reviewed today

Initially went for the sunrise but cloud cover completely spoilt it!!! However the $25 dollar pass gives you 3 days access, so we went back during the day on a different day for beautiful views and also hiked part of the trail that goes into...More

Thank dselvan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw one of the best sunset ever.. An the climb up the crater was an amazing experience and so, was the excitement of being 10000 feet above A great experience not to be missed if in Maui..

Thank khushboo_agarwal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must-do while in Maui and totally justified - the scenery was gorgeous and the sunrise extraordinary. Make sure to bundle up though, it was not only freezing but the wind made it even more so.

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was super interesting, and I am glad I had the opportunity to visit this National Park. It's a long and super fun drive up to 10,023 feet at the summit. Enjoy the drive up and down - it's as much a part of the...More

Thank Ian K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful drive up to the summit. The visitor center at the summit closes at noon so we missed our chance to learn a bit more. The main visitor center closes at 4. It does get cooler as you get to the summit. Bring...More

Thank T3832SDemilyw
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We opted for sunset at the crater instead of the much-attended sunrise. What I didn't expect was how amazing and strange the crater hike would be. An hour hike was not nearly enough. It's worth the crazy drive up! Also -remember that the hike out...More

Thank Melissa I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Haleakalā for a sunset trip. The drive took about 2 hours and had many switch backs and hairpin turns, but the road is wide enough that two cars fit comfortably in the road. The views while driving were amazing- lots of clouds...More

Thank Aaronwoo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing work of God is breath-taking (when the clouds have parted). Temperature is usually a lot colder than down in the main land, so it's strongly advised to take warm clothes. There is no food purchasing options at the top, and the visitor center...More

Thank Byron H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the crater as part of a group from my hostel and it was quite the experience. We did the full 14 mile hike down into the crater and up the other side. It was amazing to see the landscape change so dramatically, just...More

1  Thank Joel P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why would anyone drive what seems like forever just to view a great big hole on the side of a mountain? Why would bus after bus load of people from every part of the world you can imagine make that trek? And this happens EVERY...More

Thank nascarbilly
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Monkeymuss
20 April 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It's an awesome view...better yet, the crater won't be in shade and you'll be able to enjoy the vastness of Haleakala.
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marypA9756JM
16 March 2018|
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Response from kylibreeding | Reviewed this property |
I would say 6 a.m. and it is a long drive up Haleakala. We had to leave about 3 a.m plus now you must have a reservation for the sunrise. I would suggest going for sunset, it is less crowded and you can see much more of the... More
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Kim E
11 February 2018|
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Response from ArcticLlama | Reviewed this property |
It depends on what time of day. If you are in the going up for sunrise herd, it can take awhile depending on how many RVs you are behind. If not, then it won't even take 20 minutes from entrance to top parking lot.
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