• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Your visit to Haleakalā National Park might include a glimpse of a rare native bird, a hands-on experience with Hawaiian culture, breezes through the bamboo forest, or warm sun on your back as you hike a volcanic landscape.

First you have to choose the experience you are seeking and where to discover it. Do you want to explore the summit? The coast? Do you have time to experience both? Perhaps you can spend a few days and plan an overnight adventure.

Whatever you choose, be prepared. The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft. There is no food, beverages, or gasoline in the park.

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Summit District (mountain area)

Halemau'u Trail

Directions to the park entrance:
From Kahului, take Highway 36 to 37 to 377 to 378 straight into the park. You can also follow the road signs.
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Visitor center hours:
The park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Restrooms and drinking water are always available.
Headquarters Visitor Center near park entrance: 8:00am - 3:45pm HST. Haleakala Visitor Center near the summit: 6:00am - 3:00pm HST
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What to bring:
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Cold/wet weather clothing (raingear, pants, jacket, poncho)
- Food (no food for sale in the park)
- Water bottles (drinking water available at all visitor centers)
- Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or athletic shoes)
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Activities:
- Sunrise or sunset
- Ranger-guided programs
- Hiking
- Drive-up camping
- Backcountry camping
- Commercial tours

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Click here for maps and activity guides.

Kipahulu District (coastal area)
Kipahulu Overlook_small

Directions to the park entrance:
From Kahului, take Highway 360 (Hana Hwy) 12 miles past the town of Hana. Or - from Kahului, take Highway 36 to 37 to 31 aroung the south side of the island. Warning: Portions of this road are unpaved.
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Visitor center hours:
The park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Restrooms and drinking water are always available.
Kipahulu Visitor Center: 9:00am - 5:00pm HST
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What to bring:
- Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Rain protection (rain gear, jacket, poncho)
- Mosquito repellent
- Food (no food for sale in the park)
- Water bottles (drinking water available at all visitor centers)
- Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or athletic shoes)

Activities:
- Hiking
- Swimming
- Ranger programs
- Drive-up camping
- Commercial tours

Click here to view the schedule of events.
Click here for maps and activity guides.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

You pass through as many ecological zones on a two hour drive to the summit of Haleakalā as you would on a journey from Mexico to Canada.