• A view of the cinder desert

    Haleakalā

    National Park Hawai'i

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take me to get there?
Summit Area
From Kahului, it takes just over one hour to get to the entrance to the Summit Area of the park and an additional 30 minutes to travel through the park to the 10,023 foot summit.
Kīpahulu Area
From Kahului, it takes about three hours to drive to the Kīpahulu (coastal) area of the park.
See the directions page for more information.

 
When is sunrise or sunset?
Check out the sunrise and sunset page to answer this and many other common sun-event questions.
 
Can I ride my bike in the park?
Yes. Bicylists must stay on the paved roads. Bikes are not allowed on any park trails. Check out the bicycling page before you plan your ride.
 
When is the park open?
The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our visitor centers, however, are not. For a complete list of visitor center hours, go to the Operating Hours page.
 

Can I order _____ over the phone or online?
Visit Hawaii Pacific Park's online store to order items online. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us at (808) 572-4459 to place a phone order.

 
Where are the Seven Sacred Pools?
This is difficult to answer because they don't exist - and never have. Some old guidebooks and misinformed tour guides may reference this place name. They are referring to the freshwater pools found at 'Ohe'o Gulch in the coastal Kīpahulu Area of the park. There are far more than seven pools, and all freshwater is considered sacred in Hawaii where freshwater is the source of life.
 

What will the weather be like when I'm there?
Visit our weather page for information.

 

Is there lodging in the park?
There are two drive-up campgrounds, two backcountry campgrounds, and three backcountry cabins. Visit our lodging page for more information.

 

What address can I program into my GPS for the park?
The park does not have a "real" physical address. The addresses below may work in your GPS. Visit our directions page.

Summit Area entrance:
30,000 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790
Add 10 miles to this.

Kipahulu Area entrance:
Mile Marker 42 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713

 

Are there any guided activities?
Yes. Visit our guided activities page for information on ranger guided activities and commercial tours.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Haleakalā National Park was established in 1916 as part of Hawaiʻi National Park - within one week of the creation of the National Park Service.