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  • Kula, Hawaii

    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 average around 50-60s.As soon as you turn onto Highway 3...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

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

    5.0
    19 mi / 3643 ft gain
    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 wilderness area and where you will arrive at Holua ...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Explore Haleakala's Summit

    5.0
    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 early for the sunrise, make sure to bring a little foo...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

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

    4.5
    0.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    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 endangered but beautiful silversword, and a summit that...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Hike the Sliding Sands Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 concentration of oxygen, altitude sickness concerns and steep...
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  • Paia, Hawaii

    Exploring the Road to Hana

    4.4
    Start near Paia on Highway 36 and head east. The road is famous for its many twists and turns, so consider taking lots of breaks to get some fresh air and avoid getting car sick. There are many stops along the way, from ice cream to medium length hikes. Some of the Best Stops: Coconut Glen's: t...
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  • Maui County, Hawaii

    Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

    3.3
    1 mi
    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 start of the trail which a great place to get some...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Hike the Lau'ulu Trail to the Kalapawili Ridge

    3 mi / 2200 ft gain
    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 views of the crater, surreal high-altitude tropical ...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Lahaina Pali Trail via Ukumehame (West) Trailhead

    4.0
    4.6 mi / 1611 ft gain
    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, alternatively, you can park one at the east side a...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Hike through Iao Valley to Kūkaemoku (The Needle)

    4.0
    0.4 mi / 300 ft gain
    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), which is the pointy rock formation as shown in the ph...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Hike the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

    4.6
    4 mi / 1500 ft gain
    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 items (light waterproof jacket, hat, etc.). 
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Waimoku Falls via the Pipiwai Trail

    4.7
    3.48 mi / 781 ft gain
    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 and in the offseason if possible. Entrance to the p...
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  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools

    3.9
    0.6 mi / 100 ft gain
    This hike departs from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and heads out along the Kuloa Trail. The trail will take you through a bamboo forest and past several pools and falls. Be sure to get there early as the later it gets in the day, the more crowded the pools get. Hike the route counter-clockwise and...
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  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Waianapanapa State Park

    4.7
    Just off the road to Hana before entering the town, Waianapanapa State Park is a great place to stop and explore along the drive. Wainapapa SP offers tent and cabin camping, there is a great black rock beach with access to snorkeling and other beach activities, and lots of short trails for explor...
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  • Hāna, Hawaii

    Camp at Wai'anapanapa State Park

    4.0
    5 mi
    Wai'anapanapa State Park is located at mile marker 32 on the Hana Highway. The park has limited parking, but many of the tourists are making quick stops on their journey to Hana and the turnover for parking is fast. Once parked, check in at the office to obtain your overnight permit (must be orde...
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  • Hana, Hawaii

    Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 69 ft gain
    Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Hana, Maui, Hawaii.
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