Operating Hours & Seasons

Beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020 the Summit District of Haleakalā National Park will reopen for sunrise viewing through the sunrise reservation system on Recreation.gov.

In addition:

  • Starting at 7:00 am HST on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Sunrise reservations are available on Recreation.gov up to 7 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.

The following areas open in Haleakalā National Park are accessible daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm:

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

  • Headquarters Visitor Center public restrooms at 7,000 feet (the visitor center building remains closed)

  • Haleakalā Visitor Center public restrooms at 9,740 feet (the visitor center building remains closed)

  • Hosmer Grove Trail

  • Hosmer Grove Picnic Shelter

  • Supply Trail from Hosmer Grove to Halemauˈu Trail junction (Halemauˈu trail remains closed)

  • Leleiwi Overlook Trail

  • Pā Ka‘oao (White Hill) Trail

  • Kalahaku Overlook

    In following CDC, and state and local public health guidance, all other areas in the park, including the Kīpahulu District, all Crater hiking trails, and campgrounds remain closed. All commercial permits continue to be suspended.

Visitor Center Hours

All Visitor Center remian temporarily closed. Public restrooms are available during park operating hours at Park Headquarters Visitor Center, and Haleakalā 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: June 17, 2020

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Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768


(808) 572-4400

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