Top Adventures in Kula

  • Camp at Hosmer Grove

    Hosmer Grove is the closest drive-up campground to the Haleakalā summit. Camping at 7,000 feet you should be prepared chill, fog, and rain during the evening and morning. Nighttime temperatures can drop close to freezing while daytime highs averag...

  • Backpack the Haleakala Wilderness: Halemau'u to Sliding Sands Trail

    Day 1, the trailhead begins just off the highway at 7,990 feet elevation and takes you to the north and east to an opening in the ridgeline. After 1.1 miles, you will begin your 2.6 mile descent from the crater ridge south, into the heart of the w...

    19 miles 3643 ft gain

  • Explore Haleakala's Summit

    Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset. Keep in mind that you are 10,000 feet up once you're at the summit, so be prepared with warmer layers. If you're planning to get there earl...

  • Catch a Sunrise from Pa Ka'oao (White Hill) on Haleakala

    Haleakala means "House of the rising sun" and is a wonderful description of the mountain. Haleakala is a large dormant volcano that makes up ~75% of the island of Maui. On the slopes of Halekala are rain forests, pastures, endemic birds, the endan...

    0.4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the Sliding Sands Trail

    If you're headed up to Haleakala to catch the sunrise or sunset at the summit, leave a few hours before or after to do a quick hike into the crater on the Sliding Sands Trail.This is not an easy hike (high elevation and therefore lower concentrati...

    2 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

    The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls. From the lot, you will see a food stand beside the ...

    1 miles

  • Maui: Snorkel with the Turtles

    Turtle Town technically spans the area between Nahuna Beach and Black Sand Beach, but because Maluaka Beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island, many consider it the epicenter of Turtle Town. Beacause this beach is protected from trade w...

  • Hike the Lau'ulu Trail to the Kalapawili Ridge

    If you are looking for something akin to true backcountry travel and scrambling in Maui, the Lau'ulu trail and the Pohaku Palaha summit on the north/north east rim of the Haleakala volcano is a great option. You will find solitude, unparalleled vi...

    3 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead

    It can be difficult to spot the trailhead and parking lot, but look for an opening in a pack of trees off of Highway 30. If you are traveling with one car, make sure to come back down the same way from the crest. If you have another car with you, ...

  • Hike through Iao Valley to Kūkaemoku (The Needle)

    This is a very simple hike for people of all ages, and a great way to see the beautiful Maui rainforest. It is one of the more popular hikes on the island of Maui due to its short length and high accessibility. Kūkaemoku (known as The Needle), whi...

    0.4 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

    Waihe'e Ridge is a great hike for those looking for a hike to see waterfalls or to get a little exercise in. The trail is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on leash. Keep in mind there could be wet weather on the hike, so bring any necessary ite...

    4 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hike the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku

    Located in Haleakala National Park on Maui's southeastern coast, this trail is well maintained by the National Park Service and is quite popular with visitors. Like most popular hikes, it is advised you get there early and try to go on a weekday a...

    4 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Kula, Hawaii

      Haleakala National Park (Cabin Permits)

      Overview Located on the island of Maui, Haleakala National Park maintains three wilderness cabins for normal visitor use, Holua (elevation 6,940ft 2,115m), Kapalaoa (elevation 7,250ft 2,210m), and ...

      From $75/night

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