• A view of the cinder desert


    National Park Hawai'i

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  • O`heo Stream and Pools Closed

    The O`heo stream, located along the Pipiwai Trail, remains closed due to high water and damaged stream monitoring equipment. Visitors are advised to abide by posted “stream closed” signs and the direction of park staff.

  • 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?

You can experience hundreds of shades of green in the bamboo forest as well as enjoy the melodic tones produced in the breeze.

Bamboo is one of the non-native plants you will see when you hike the Pīpīwai Trail in the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park. The extensive bamboo forest provides a unique array of sights and sounds along the trail. More...