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.
In the summit area the following facilities are wheelchair accessible: Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakalā Visitor Center, and Hosmer Grove picnic area. Accessible restrooms are located at Haleakalā Visitor Center, Kalahaku Overlook, Park Headquarters Visitor Center, and Hosmer Grove. Accessible water fountains can be found at Park Headquarters Visitor Center, and Haleakalā Visitor Center. The summit building is accessible, with assistance, via a steep ramp. Park trails are currently unpaved and not suitable for wheelchair use. For the hearing-impaired, a script is available for a backcountry slide orientation program at Park Headquarters Visitor Center and Haleakalā Visitor Center.
In the Kīpahulu area, there are accessible parking spaces and restrooms near the visitor center. The only paved portion of trail leads to the visitor center. At this time the trails leading to the pools and the forest are muddy, steep, and rocky. Access beyond the paved trail is difficult for wheelchairs or for persons requiring assistance.
Did You Know?
Haleakalā National Park was established in 1916 as park of Hawaiʻi National Park - within one week of the creation of the National Park Service.