Alerts & Conditions

Park Status

Open:

  • The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park from the entrance to the summit at 10,023 feet is always open with Haleakalā Sunrise Reservations required from 3 am to 7 am HST.
  • All Summit District Trails are open including Haleakalā Crater hiking trails and wilderness areas, Keoneheʻeheʻe (Sliding Sands) Trail and Halemau‘u Trail.
  • Sunrise reservations allow access to the Summit District from 3 am to 7 am. Sunrise reservations are available on Recreation.gov up to 60 days in advance. The cost for a sunrise viewing reservation is $1.00 per vehicle. Sunrise reservations must be made prior to visiting the park and can only be obtained online through Recreation.gov. For questions about reservations, call the recreation.gov hotline at 1-877-444-6777. A separate entrance fee will be collected upon entry to the park. Visitors with National Park Passes should have their pass and ID ready to present at the gate for entry. Visitors without a sunrise reservation will not be admitted to the park and no reservations will be issued at the entrance station.
  • Hosmer Grove Campground in the Summit District is open for camping. All campers make an advance reservation on Recreation.gov. For more information visit Drive-Up Camping.

  • Primitive tent campgrounds in Haleakalā Crater, Palikū and Hōlua campsites are available by reservation only via Recreation.gov. For more information visit: Wilderness Camping
  • Wilderness cabins Hōlua and Kapalaoa cabins are available by reservation only via recreation.gov. Palikū cabin reservations opened on August 23, 2021 for Friday-Sunday reservations. It will remain closed Monday-Thursday due to water shortages. Find more information about cabins visit: Wilderness Cabins.
  • Others points of interest open in the Summit District include: Hosmer Grove Picnic Shelter, Leleiwi Overlook, and Kalahaku Overlook.
  • The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park is daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Plan to arrive in the morning and no later than 3 pm to allow additional time to hike and explore the park.
  • Trails in the Kīpahulu District open daily from 9 am to 5 pm include: Pīpīwai Trail and Kūloa Point Trail. We recommend starting the Pīpīwai Trail early and no later than 3 pm to ensure you are out of the park when the gate closes at 5 pm.

Summit Road Pavement Improvement Project:
This project will take place Monday-Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. This will result in periodic single-lane traffic closures and temporary parking lot closures.

- Monday, August 30th: Full parking closure at Leleiwi Overlook.
- Wednesday, September 1st: Half parking closure at Haleamauʻu trailhead.
- Thursday and Friday, September 2-3rd: Half parking closure all day at Haleakalā Visitor Center

Visitors are advised to plan their trip to park with extra travel time for possible delays. Roads will be fully open on Saturdays and Sundays.

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed:

  • Kῑpahulu Campground

  • The Pools of ‘Oheʻo in the Kῑpahulu District.

  • Wilderness cabins and the cabin reservation system for Hōlua and Kapalaoa to become available on July 1, 2021 at 7 am HST on Recreation.gov. Palikū wilderness cabin to become available on August 23, 2021 between 7 and 7:30am HST on Recreation.gov for Friday-Sunday reservations. Due to water shortages, Palikū wilderness cabin remains closed Monday-Thursday. Palikū wilderness campsites remain open but backpakers are advised to carry in extra water or fill up at Kapalaoa prior to arriving at Palikū.

  • All Park Visitor Centers including: Haleakalā Visitor Center at 9,740 feet (public restrooms remain open), Headquarters Visitor Center at 7,000 feet (public restrooms remain open), and Kῑpahulu Visitor Center (public restrooms remain open).

  • Red Hill Observatory at 10,023 feet.

We ask the public to be our partner in recreating responsibly, by following CDC and state and local guidance, social distancing, and wearing a face covering.

For those looking for virtual experiences to enjoy the park, the following virtual experiences are available:

Further updates about Haleakalā National Park will appear here.

Last updated: August 25, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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