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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the big island” (269 reviews)
“parking spot” (96 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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+1 808-572-4400
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"sunrise or sunset"
in 148 reviews
"the big island"
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"parking spot"
in 96 reviews
"visitor center"
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"sea level"
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"bring a jacket"
in 162 reviews
"sliding sands trail"
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"parking lot"
in 267 reviews
"viewing area"
in 64 reviews
"winding road"
in 125 reviews
"warm clothes"
in 174 reviews
"the sun rise"
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"cloud cover"
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"credit card"
in 67 reviews
"long drive"
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"leave early"
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"mid morning"
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Reviewed yesterday

Had to take two trips to see anything. Went on Monday, the fog and rain was so thick all we saw was the parking lot! On Wednesday, however, saw how phenomenal the views were. We drove ourselves because of the iffy weather forecasts for that...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a spectacular place, you would think you are on the surface of mars. The hues of reds and browns is awesome. Takes about an hours drive to the summet to see the crater. It is the highest point in Maui at 10000 feet. Views...More

Thank cheftod67
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went up for sunrise which was a fabulous experience. This is a landscape like no other we have encountered. Something like the moon I imagine but to see the sun rise over the clouds below us and then the craters shapes starting to emerge...More

Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It so amazing! You will not regret it! Get up early be there for 4am at top car park for a spot, dress warmer than you think, dont miss toilet and bring extra blankets. Water and food :)

Thank glemonberry
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not miss this if you are on Maui. It will be an image that is forever tattooed in your brain. It was breathtaking and moved me to tears.

Thank Cicely V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to the crater with the family today. It took 1.5 hrs from Kihei to summit. Well worth the trip, took some great photos and had an amazing view. We only planned to spend less than an hour at the summit but the hiking trails...More

Thank RileyL3
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the day before we were leaving. So happy we didn't miss this beautiful place. You drive above the clouds. The road is 2 lanes and very good and safe to drive. The canyon was colorful and so beautiful it will take your breath...More

Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went during the day. Lots of beautiful views along the drive up. There are various view points you can stop at along the way, but we followed the recommendation of our gypsy guide app and went straight to the top and then stopped at...More

Thank Pumpernickel C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Due to extreme overcrowding, you must go online to recreation.gov and purchase an admission ticket if you want to go see the early morning sunrise. This is in addition to the $25 national Park fee. If you’re not trying to go between the hours of...More

1  Thank DOUGLAS P
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got to the park while it was still dark and were able to star gaze. The night sky was amazing. The summit is a little past the visitor's center. Don't forget to purchase visitor's permit before hands, lots of warm clothes while you wait...More

Thank Wendy W
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Monkeymuss
20 April 2018|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. It's an awesome view...better yet, the crater won't be in shade and you'll be able to enjoy the vastness of Haleakala.
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marypA9756JM
16 March 2018|
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Response from kylibreeding | Reviewed this property |
I would say 6 a.m. and it is a long drive up Haleakala. We had to leave about 3 a.m plus now you must have a reservation for the sunrise. I would suggest going for sunset, it is less crowded and you can see much more of the... More
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Kim E
11 February 2018|
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Response from Elephantsheart | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this question.......the parking lot is adjacent to the summit.
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