• 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.

Bicycling Information

  • Each day a few hardy souls cycle from sea level to the summit (10,023 feet/3055m). The park roads are open to uphill or downhill cycling 24 hours per day. In planning your trip, please remember:The entrance fee for an individual/cyclist is $5.
  • It is often very cold, windy, and wet above 5000 ft/1524 m. More on weather...
  • You are entering a high-elevation environment.
  • The only pay phone in the summit area of the park is at the Park Headquarters Visitor Center at 7000 ft/2134 m.
  • There is no bike path. You will be sharing a narrow, winding mountain road with cars and buses.

There are also commercial tours that will drive you to the top of the mountain and provide a bike and safety equipment for a guided trip down. Please click here for a list of authorized commercial tour operators.

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...