Haleakalā National Park

National Park and Volcano
  • Kaitlyn M.
    "If you do the sunrise make sure to bring blankets!"(26 Tips)
    Adam S.
    "The volcano summit is the best spot to watch the sun rise."(9 Tips)
    Danielle G.
    "warm jacket and hood!!!"(5 Tips)
    Christopher W.
    "The hike down was amazing I loved the view"(8 Tips)
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  • Caroline
    Caroline4 hours ago
    Indescribably beautiful. Sunrise above the clouds - I have never seen anything more beautiful. You should always take thick clothes, it is very cold. An absolute must on your Maui bucket list!
  • Brenda S.
    Sunrise is amazing at the top
  • Kaitlyn M.
    Great view and a pretty drive. If you do the sunrise make sure to bring blankets! It is so cold!!!!
  • Pelin G.
    Incredible view, if the weather is nice make sure to watch the sunrise 😊
  • Manuel G.
    Manuel GeistNovember 23, 2015
    Visit the summit.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GNovember 8, 2015
    Watch the sunrise but brings a warm jacket!
  • Don S.
    Don StinnettAugust 28, 2015
    Don't miss the breathtaking sunset either! Get your snacks at the Kula General Store just before you turn onto the mountain road.
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeAugust 7, 2015
    Great park
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaJuly 28, 2015
    It's about a 2.5 hour trip from Wailea. Make sure you have a good playlist to keep you awake and alert driving up the crater!
  • daniela
    danielaJuly 3, 2015
    Amazing views that you can't get anywhere else, that's all there is to it. Though the drive up is a bit nerve wracking.
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JoyceApril 21, 2015
    Do the bike down! Great scenery!
  • Kelly .
    Kelly 🍰February 11, 2015
    Watch the sunrise! The stars are amazing 10,000 ft up
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WoodJanuary 31, 2015
    The hike down was amazing I loved the view
  • Albert L.
    Albert LDecember 29, 2014
    Fantastic view, but you have to be there at least 1-2 hours before sunrise to get parking spot on the summit. Also really really cold. Drive to observatory (closed to public) to get more great photos.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillDecember 14, 2014
    Take some aspirin when you're done coming down. The elevation change (+/-10,000") can give you a bad headache.
  • April G.
    April GregoryDecember 8, 2014
    A must do. Incredible.
  • Flight-Delayed.co.uk
    Flight-Delayed.co.ukDecember 8, 2014
    Don't miss the breath-taking sunrise form Haleakala National Park. Definitely worth getting up early for! Flights to Hawaii leave daily and are available from £639 departing from London Gatwick.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisDecember 4, 2014
    Don't just see the sunrise and leave. Explore the crater. Enjoy the awesomeness of nature.
  • Adam S.
    Adam StallmanSeptember 10, 2014
    The volcano summit is the best spot to watch the sun rise. Check the cloud report, a few clouds make for a picturesque sun rise but too many and visibility is severely impacted. Also, get there early
  • Robby M.
    Robby MarshallAugust 30, 2014
    What's better: a sunset over the Hawaii ocean or over the Hawaii clouds? Here, decide for yourself. Start driving up an hour before sunset, land above the clouds, and watch the sun round the earth.
  • Leslie W.
    Leslie WongAugust 26, 2014
    Drive up there early to catch the sunrise. Get there at least an hour before the estimated sunrise time as the park lot fills fast
  • Francesca F.
    Francesca FedrizziAugust 23, 2014
    Get on The top before sunset, then leave the crowd behind and go to some place on The trail to enjoy a private view with a beer!
  • Kimberly T.
    Kimberly TerrellJuly 22, 2014
    Be sure to dress for cool weather, bring a pair of gloves and a scarf!
  • Tony W.
    Tony WebsterJuly 8, 2014
    Haleakalā is why pants that zip into shorts exist.
  • Alex D.
    Alex DecanoJune 12, 2014
    Its cold, so bring some warm clothing as back up.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CannettiMay 28, 2014
    Dress warm if you are going to see the sunrise and don't wear sandals
  • Air to Hawaii
    Air to HawaiiMay 27, 2014
    Get an amazing view of the Hawaiian sunrise from the summit of Haleakala. Read more
  • Bret H.
    Bret HerrickMay 20, 2014
    Watching the sunrise is beautiful and worth the drive up the winding road. Get there early to ensure you get a parking spot. Make sure you wear a jacket and maybe a hat, it's freezing up there!
  • Simmi K.
    Simmi KaurMay 18, 2014
    Visit the overlook points after sunrise at the top of the crater.
  • Kayla V.
    Kayla V.April 29, 2014
    Hangovers and these roads do not mix.
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MApril 18, 2014
    Sunset & star gazing here Is gorgeous!! Even cloudy days. Go all the way to the top to the summit. The drive isn't for the feint of heart but worth it! The altitude can mess with you, drink lots water
  • Juliann R.
    Juliann RJanuary 20, 2014
    Where long pants. It is cold even if the sun is shining high in the sky.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah S. G.December 15, 2013
    Once you get there head to the backside of the visitors center and get protection from the harsh freezing wind! You can climb up on the wall of the visitors center for a better view too
  • Lynn J.
    Lynn JNovember 23, 2013
    Worth the drive up! Even if there are clouds you drive through some when you go above the cloud line. Definitely bring a hoodie and/or blankets!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonNovember 22, 2013
    Not an early bird? No problem. Haleakalā is known for sunrises but if you haven’t seen a sunset from this vantage point, you are missing out!
    Upvoted Nov 6
  • Jody D.
    Jody DerrickNovember 4, 2013
    Absolutely gorgeous! Sunrise and bike trip down with Ronnie and Travis with Bike It Maui was a wonderful experience!
  • Petros S.
    Petros SpanosOctober 29, 2013
    it's very very cold if you come here before sunrise
  • Petros S.
    Petros SpanosOctober 24, 2013
    If you're going for sunrise, be there by 5:30.. and dress very warm!! its freezing up there
  • Colin C.
    Colin ChanOctober 4, 2013
    Closed. US government shutdown boo poo poo
  • Monika B.
    Monika BunJuly 27, 2013
    Bring a light hoodie or jacket. It can get a little chilly, although the roads are a little crazy, definitely go up all the way to the top. It's worth it.
  • Gerry
    GerryJuly 25, 2013
    Wear hiking shoes and bring mosquito repellent.
  • Kate A.
    Kate AntonovaJuly 13, 2013
    Some trails are closed
  • Casper H.
    Casper HarringtonJune 16, 2013
    Wear layers!
  • Teri M.
    Teri MadiaMay 3, 2013
    Dress for both cool and warm weather. We've gone twice and both times The hike into the crater is cold but the hike out is warm.
  • Terrii W.
    Terrii WachalaApril 23, 2013
    Sunset is less crowded than Sunrise!
  • Masha I.
    Masha IzmMarch 18, 2013
    It is necessary to put on very warmly: very strong wind and it is cold! Instead of sunrise you can arrive for sunset - in the spring it around 6.30 pm
    Upvoted Nov 6
  • D M.
    D MoneyMarch 4, 2013
    Fill gas before going up!
  • Christine A.
    Christine AllenFebruary 28, 2013
    Don't forget your warm jacket, mittens, sunglasses and some snacks for a spectacular sunset!
  • Matt
    MattFebruary 14, 2013
    Amazing. Get there early.
  • Ben K.
    Ben KimJanuary 16, 2013
    Check the exact time of sunrise and it'll take about 2hr from Kaanapali to Summit area(Upper side of Vistor Center). The top of Haleakala is Sooooo cold!!! Make sure to bring ur warm jacket~
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