• A view of the cinder desert

    Haleakalā

    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.

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?

Did You Know?

If weather is favorable during your visit to the summit district of Haleakalā National Park you can see five other Hawaiian islands from the top of the mountain.