HALEAKALA CRATER HIKE
Two hiking adventures through two very different environments
H iking the Haleakala crater is an experience like no other. What better way than to immerse yourself in Maui's volcanic landscape than on your own two feet. Our hiking adventure offers two vastly different environments with both hikes stemming for two miles each. Absorb the mesmerizing panoramic views which stretch for miles in all directions. Learn about Hawaiian botany and geology in the open-air tranquility, from our passionate guides who share a love of adventure along with a rich knowledge of Hawaiian culture and history.
Take in the scenic views of Maui’s number one attraction. The national park is known as the “house of the sun”. It is a great place for hiking, biking or stargazing. Haleakala Crater is a natural erosional valley with cliffs over 1800ʻ deep and filled with rare and unique plants and animals.
Two-mile hike at the 10,000-foot summit where huge cinder cones dominate the desert-like, expansive scenery. At 10,000 feet, you begin to see an exceptionally rare and endangered Hawaiian plant known as the Silver Sword. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else.
Starting at 8,000 feet is The Haleamau’u Trail. It is easier to traverse and less steep. It wraps around the outside of the mountain to the north and leads hikers to a ridge that looks down into the crater on one side and down to the ocean on the other. It’s a spectacular spot for a picnic or to relax.
Meet at Kahului Park And Ride
Professional, knowledgeable, safe-oriented hiking guides
Two-mile hike at the 10,000-foot summit
Another two-mile hike at 8,000 ft.
This tour begins with meeting your guide at the Kahului Park & Ride at 8:30 AM. You will be joined by professional, knowledgeable, safe and fun guides. Hike into both sides of Haleakala; each environment is very different from the other, so both should be experienced to gain a true appreciation for this natural phenomenon.
Two-mile hike down Sliding Sands Trail at the 10,000-foot summit where huge cinder cones dominate the desert-like, expansive scenery.
Another two-mile hike at 8,000 ft. on a lava trail lined with rare native plant species. Views stretch for miles in all directions.
Lunch and snacks included. Your tour ends back in Kahului after a 7-hour hiking adventure. Please inquire about transportation to Kahului if that is required.
Cancellations for refunds are accepted until 72-hours before the tour starts. 96 hours for private tours.There are no refunds for cancellations or no-shows after that point.