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Haleakala National Park 'Above the Clouds' © Robert Pilkington
Photographed at the top of Haleakala shooting down into the crater.
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HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
Haleakala National Park
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii   96768

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Haleakala National Park
'Above the Clouds'
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Photographed at the top of Haleakala shooting down into the crater.

Haleakala National Park
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Haleakala National Park
'Haleakala Sunrise'

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First light on Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui.

The Park preserves the outstanding volcanic landscape of the upper slopes of Haleakala on the island of Maui and protects the unique and fragile ecosystems of Kipahulu Valley, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered species. Haleakala, originally part of Hawaii National Park, was redesignated as a separate entity in July 1961. Haleakala National Park was designated an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Of its 30,183 acres, 24,719 acres are designated wilderness. <P>
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Events
May 14 - May 14
Summit Area - Guided Hike or Ranger Talk (dependent upon staffing)
Daily at 10am and 11am, Join a Park Naturalist for a 30 minute Guided Hike on Keonehe'ehe'e or Pa Ka'oao Trail. Guided Hike (on either trail) is less than .5 mile (round trip). Guided Hikes will meet at the

Haleakala Visitor Center (9,740 ft).

Staffing shortages vary from day to day, so hike may not always be offered. If the Guided Hike is not available that day, a Park Naturalist will provide a 15-20 minute Interpretive Talk at the

Haleakala Visitor Center (9,740 ft) instead

. Topics (for hike or talk) may include the surrounding ecosystem,

culture

and the environment, plants, animals, geology, etc.

No reservations required. We recommend bringing sturdy closed-toe shoes, layered clothing, water, a hat, and sunscreen.

Location: Haleakala Visitor Center (9,740 ft), Haleakala National Park


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Plane - The main airport is in Kahului, in central Maui. Major airlines fly from the U.S. mainland and inter-island flights are common between the main Hawaiian islands. <P> <br>Car - Haleakala National Park extends from the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kipahulu coast near Hana. These two sections of the Park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. The Summit area of Haleakala is a three hour round trip drive from Kahului via roads 37, 377, and 378. Follow the signs posted along the Highway. The Kipahulu area of the Park is at the east end of Maui between Hana and Kaupo. It can be reached via Highway 36, a curvy, often wet road. Kipahulu is about 90 miles from the resort areas of Wailea or Kaanapali, and 60 miles from central Maui. Driving time is about 3-4 hours each way. An extension of this road, Highway 31, goes around the dry side of the island, past Kaupo and on to Ulupalakua. It is only partially paved and can be hazardous or closed during periods of stormy weather. <P> <br>Public Transportation - There is no public transportation available to the park. <P>

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