Haleakala National Park
37 mi 60 km of trail — 4 Featured Runs
Haleakala National Park is an amazing landscape rich with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture, preserving the bond between the land and its people. The park is also home to several endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Visitors to the park will be impressed by the stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest filled with bamboo. Whether you are planning a backcountry excursion or simply looking to explore the beautiful coast, visitors to the park will be amazed by the varied and impressive scenery, history, and culture that Haleakala National Park has to offer.
To learn more about the park, visit www.nps.gov.
The Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakalā Visitor Center, and Kīpahulu Visitor Center are open daily, year round subject to staff availability.
- Headquarters Visitor Center: 8 am - 3:45 pm
- Haleakala Visitor Center (summit): Sunrise - 3 pm
- Kīpahulu Visitor Center (coastal): 9 am to 4:30 pm
Weather at the high elevations of the summit and wilderness area of the park can be unpredictable and change quickly so be prepared for temperature fluctuations and rapidly moving storms. In the coastal Kipahulu Area, the weather is more mild, temperate, and wet. Flash floods can be a serious risk so be sure to check at the visitor center before entering any streams or pools.
Fees & Passes:
If you arrive at the park at a time when the entrance station is closed, please pay the entrance fee at the automated fee machine. To learn more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
There are two wilderness campsites in Haleakala, the Halua Campsite and the Paliki Campsite. The campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis and require a backcountry camping permit. Visit the park's website for more details.
There are two car-accessible campgrounds in Haleakala National Park. For campground capacities, reservations, and more information, click here.
The NPS maintains and operates three wilderness cabins within the park. These cabins can only be reached by trail and must be reserved ahead of time. For details regarding permits, reservations, and fees, click here.
Food & Drink
Gems in Haleakala National Park - 3
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Featured Runs in Haleakala National Park - 4
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3.4 mi 5.5 km • Out and Back • 727 ft Ascent 221.55 m Ascent
Singletrack Hāna, HI( 32 )
Sliding Sands Out-and-Back
4.2 mi 6.7 km • Out and Back • 1,239 ft Ascent 377.57 m Ascent
Singletrack Kēōkea, HI( 14 )
Trails in Haleakala National Park - 15
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|10.3 mi 16.5 km||Kēōkea, HI||10|
Sliding Sands Trail
|8.0 mi 12.9 km||Kēōkea, HI||11|
|6.9 mi 11.1 km||Wailua, HI||6|
Hosmer Grove Loop
|0.6 mi 1.0 km||Makawao, HI||2|
Leleiwi Overlook Trail
|0.3 mi 0.5 km||Kēōkea, HI||1|
|2.4 mi 3.8 km||Makawao, HI||2|
Kuloa Point Trail
|0.5 mi 0.9 km||Hāna, HI||3|
|0.3 mi 0.5 km||Kēōkea, HI||1|
|1.8 mi 2.8 km||Kēōkea, HI||1|
|1.4 mi 2.2 km||Wailua, HI||1|
|1.4 mi 2.3 km||Kēōkea, HI||1|
|1.0 mi 1.6 km||Kēōkea, HI||1|
|0.6 mi 1.0 km||Wailua, HI||1|
Kaupo Side Loop
|0.8 mi 1.4 km||Wailua, HI||1|
|0.7 mi 1.1 km||Kēōkea, HI||0|
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