• 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.

Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise and sunset are among the celestial phenomenon visible from the park - according to the whims of the weather. If you are planning to visit the the summit area at dawn or dusk, please keep in mind the following:

  • The visitor centers are not open at these times.
  • Temperatures immediately before dawn and immediately after dusk are regularly below freezing.
  • Weather is unpredictable, but is often windy and wet.
  • There are NO weather predictions available for sunrise, sunset is slightly more forseeable.
  • There is no food, clothing or gas for sale in the park.
  • The road up and down the mountain does not have streetlights.
  • It takes approximately 1.5 hours to drive between Kahului and the summit.
  • Parking is restricted to designated lots only.
  • Parking lots will be closed when full - especially at sunrise.

For ideas on other things to at Haleakala, please check out Plan Your Visit. Why not bring a breakfast picnic and stay after the sun comes up for a hike through the volcanic landscape?

 

What time is sunrise? What time is sunset?
Month Date: Sunrise/Sunset

January 1: 6:56am/6:00pm
January 15: 6:58am/6:10pm

July 1: 5:41am/7:16pm
July 15: 5:46am/7:15pm
February 1: 6:55am/6:21pm
February 15: 6:48am/6:29pm
August 1: 5:52am/7:09pm
August 15: 5:57am/7:01pm
March 1: 6:39am/6:35pm
March 15: 6:27am/6:40pm
September 1: 6:02am/6:49pm
September 15: 6:06am/6:33pm
April 1: 6:12am/6:49pm
April 15: 6:00am/6:49pm
October 1: 6:10am/6:19pm
October 15: 6:14am/6:06pm
May 1: 5:50am/6:55pm
May 15: 5:42am/7:01pm
November 1: 6:20am/5:55pm
November 15: 6:28am/5:49pm

June 1: 5:38am/7:08pm
June 15: 5:38am/7:12pm

December 1: 6:38am/5:47pm
December 15: 6:47am/5:50pm
(Sunrise/Sunset times calculated from information from the Bishop Museum Planetarium)

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The three Wilderness Cabins at Haleakalā National Park, built of redwood in the 1930s by the CCC, are a popular lodging option for overnight hikers - but must be reserved in advance! More...