It’s certainly not an easy park to access, but Haleakala National Park, on the Hawaiian island of Maui, is a gem in the park system.
From sea-level rain forests to the 10,000-ft. Haleakala summit, this diverse park has a little something for everyone. Whether you camp overnight in the crater or simply drive up to the summit for a sunrise, you’ll be glad you visited Haleakala.
- Where your planning begins: NPS Website
- Our article, Haleakala: One Park, Two Faces
- Our Video Highlights
- Our Facebook Photo Gallery
- Drive up to the summit of Haleakala. If you are planning to watch the sunrise, give yourself plenty of time to access the top with the crowds.
- Visit the tropical side of the park along the Road to Hana. Swim in the Pools of Ohe’o or hike to a waterfall through a bamboo forest.
- Camp overnight inside the crater. Book a cabin in advance or get a permit to pitch your tent at one of the three backcountry campsites.
- Hike through the mountain wilderness area, the most remote area of the park. Be sure to be respectful of private property in this area.