• A view of the cinder desert

    Haleakalā

    National Park Hawai'i

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  • 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.

  • 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.

People

1890 Wedding Haleakala Crater
Wedding party in Haleakalā Crater, circa 1890
Image courtesy of the Bishop Museum
 

The area that Haleakalā National Park now encompasses has been a destination for many people since Polynesian's first arrived in the Hawaiian Islands more than a thousand years ago. Whether spiritual practitioners, subsistence farmers, cattle ranchers, the National Park Service, the U.S. military, or tourists past and present, all have left the indelible mark of their cultural beliefs and practices here at Haleakalā National Park.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Wilderness Area of Haleakalā National Park was designated on October 20, 1976 with 19,270 acres. This protected Wilderness expanded to 24,719 acres in 2005.