Many would consider a visit to Haleakala the highlight of their visit. At an elevation of over 10,000 feet, you can see five other Hawaii islands on a clear day. Haleakala National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during severe weather closures. A nominal parking fee is requested at the entrance.
Sunrise at Haleakala
When you visit Haleakala for sunrise you will be greeted with dramatic landscapes and panoramic views. Be sure to leave early, allowing enough time to get to the summit and bring extra warm clothing as it tends to be chilly before sunrise. Sunrise and sunset times vary depending on the time of year, please visit HERE for current times.
Sunset at Haleakala
Haleakala at sunset can be as spectacular as sunrise, without the early morning start. Spend a leisurely afternoon upcountry and drive up to the summit for a sunset you will not soon forget. Bring some warm clothing as it gets chilly after sunset. Check sunset times HERE.
Hawaii is regarded as one of the best places in the world for stargazing. Far from the bright city lights, Haleakala summit offers superb seeing conditions on clear nights. Stargazing is best when the moon is at a minimum so plan your trip appropriately. Here are two companies that offer Haleakala stargazing tours: www.mauiastronomytours.com and www.mauistargazing.com.
Haleakala Hiking Trails
There are over 30 miles of hiking trails around Haleakala summit area varying in length from 10 minutes to multi-day trips. Visit the National Park Service website for details on what to bring and what to expect.
Haleakala Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities include native planting, invasive species removal to cabin maintenance. Learn more about volunteering at Haleakala National Park Here.
Haleakala National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during severe weather closures. A nominal parking fee is requested at the entrance.