Operating Hours & Seasons

Beginning Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Haleakalā National Park will reopen the following areas for day-use only:

  • Haleakalā Crater hiking trails and wilderness areas, Keoneheʻeheʻe (Sliding Sands) Trail and Halemau‘u Trail.

All crater trails will be open for day-use only. Further increases in access will be based on continued downward trajectories for COVID-19 cases on Maui and decreasing risks to visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners.

  • The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park from the park entrance to the summit at 10,023 ft. elevation is accessible daily.

  • All trails in the Summit District are open, including: Hosmer Grove Trail, Supply Trail, Halemauˈu Trail, Leleiwi Overlook Trail, Pā Ka‘oao (White Hill) Trail, and Keoneheʻeheʻe (Sliding Sands).

  • Others points of interest open in the Summit District include: Hosmer Grove Picnic Shelter and Kalahaku Overlook.

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

  • Kῑpahulu Campground and Hosmer Grove Campground. 

  • The Pools of ‘O’heo in the Kῑpahulu District.

  • Overnight use in Haleakalā Crater hiking trails, including all cabins and camping areas.

  • Backcountry cabins and the cabin reservation system, and primitive tent campgrounds at Hōlua, Kapalaoa and 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.


The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park is open for day-use only daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Summit District of Haleakalā National Park is open for sunrise viewing through the sunrise reservation system on Recreation.gov.

  • 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. The reservation fee is not part of the entrance fee. Entrance fees will be collected upon entry to the park. Visitors with National Park Passes, should bring their pass and ID ready to present at the gate for entry.

  • Sunrise reservations can only be obtained online through Recreation.gov and must be made prior to visiting the park. For questions about reservations, call the recreation.gov hotline at 1-877-444-6777. Visitors without a sunrise reservation will not be admitted to the park and no reservations will be issued at the entrance station.

  • Sunrise reservations allow access to the Summit District from 3:00 am to 7:00 am and can only be used for the day specified on the reservation itself.

All sunrise reservation holders are encouraged to practice social distancing and spread out among the four popular viewpoints for sunrise viewing: Pu`u Ula ula (or Red Hill Summit) at 10,023 feet, Haleakalā Visitor Center overlook areas at 9,740 feet, Kalahaku Overlook at 9,324 feet; and Leleiwi Overlook at 8,840 feet. Leleiwi Overlook is accessed via a 10-minute hike from its parking lot. The Red Hill Observatory and Haleakalā Visitor Center buildings remain closed.

Visitor Center Hours

All Visitor Centers remain temporarily closed. Public restrooms are available during park operating hours at Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakalā Visitor Center, and Kīpahulu Visitor Center.

Park Headquarters Visitor Center (7,000 feet/2,134 meters) - Temporarily closed; phone: (808) 572-4459.

Haleakalā Visitor Center (9,740 feet/2,969 meters) - Temporarily closed

Kīpahulu Visitor Center (coastal) - Temporarily closed; phone: (808) 248-7375.


Last updated: April 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


(808) 572-4400

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