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Haleakala Crater Hike

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Take a day to discover Haleakalā, the stunning shield volcano that makes up 75 percent of Maui. See 2 different sides—literally and figuratively—of this magnificent landscape. Hike around the desert-like, 10,000-foot (3,048 m) summit before exploring a lava trail at 8,000 feet (2,438 m).

Meet your guide at Haleakalā and embark on a 2-mile hike at the summit. Absorb the desolate calm of this natural phenomenon, walking its barren terrain and marveling at the cinder cones all around you. Your guide points out the highlights of the awesome landscape and provides its interesting historical background.

Continue on for another 2-mile hike, this time along a lava trail. Inspect rare plant species that dot the pathway, including the silversword, which can only be found high up on Haleakalā. Its succulent leaves are covered in silver hairs that help it resist the wind and cold.

As you walk, take in views that may very well stop you in your tracks, the lush ridges foregrounding the oceans sparkling, seemingly eternal expanse. Along the way, stop for a rejuvenating lunch and snacks, and finish with a better understanding of one of the world's geologic masterpieces.

Take a day to discover Haleakalā, the stunning shield volcano that makes up 75 percent of Maui. See 2 different sides—literally and figuratively—of this magnificent landscape. Hike around the desert-like, 10,000-foot (3,048 m) summit before exploring a lava trail at 8,000 feet (2,438 m).

Meet your guide at Haleakalā and embark on a 2-mile hike at the summit. Absorb the desolate calm of this natural phenomenon, walking its barren terrain and marveling at the cinder cones all around you. Your guide points out the highlights of the awesome landscape and provides its interesting historical background.

Continue on for another 2-mile hike, this time along a lava trail. Inspect rare plant species that dot the pathway, including the silversword, which can only be found high up on Haleakalā. Its succulent leaves are covered in silver hairs that help it resist the wind and cold.

As you walk, take in views that may very well stop you in your tracks, the lush ridges foregrounding the oceans sparkling, seemingly eternal expanse. Along the way, stop for a rejuvenating lunch and snacks, and finish with a better understanding of one of the world's geologic masterpieces.

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Haleakala Crater Hike

Activity Location

Haleakala Crater

Halekala

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kahului Park'n Ride

    Kuihelani Highway & Puunene Avenue

    Kahului


Highlights

  • Full-day guided tour of Haleakalā, Maui's famous volcano

  • Huge cinder cones & desert-like scenery of the summit

  • Hiking a lava trail lined with rare endemic plants

  • Awe-inspiring views of the surrounding ridges & ocean

  • Chance to see the silversword—only found high up in Maui


Inclusions

  • Hiking the Haleakalā crater

  • Lunch and snacks

  • Bottled water

  • Use of backpack, rain gear, and bug repellent


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 8 or older.

  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain for 4 miles (6.4 km).

  • Restrooms are only available at the trail head.

  • Check-in is at tour time.