• A view of the cinder desert


    National Park Hawai'i

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  • No Potable Water Available in Kipahulu

    Due to a leak in the main waterline in Kīpahulu there is no potable water in Kīpahulu for the foreseeable future. The leak was discovered on July 23, 2014 during routine inspections. Visitors should bring their own drinking water.

  • For your safety

    The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district from the nearest town. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should also be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft.

  • Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway

    Nēnē (Hawaiian geese) are nesting in the park and may land on or frequent park roads and parking lots. Drivers are reminded to drive at the posted speed limits and exercise caution.

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?

These freshwater pools are fed by streams originating in the rainforest higher up the mountain, so the water flow changes daily.

The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park is home to many freshwater pools that were created as the Pīpīwai, Palikea, and ʻOheʻo streams carried water down the mountain from the rainforest above. More...