Operating Hours & Seasons

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 opened as of April 22, 2021 at 7 am HST by reservation only via Recreation.gov. For more information visit: Wilderness Camping
  • Wilderness cabins are available starting July 1st, 2021. Hōlua and Kapalaoa cabins can be reserved up to 6 months in advance at recreation.gov. Palikū cabin remains closed at this time 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.

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

  • Kῑpahulu Campground

  • The Pools of ‘Oʻheo 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. Due to water shortages, Palikū wilderness cabin remains closed at this time. 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.

 

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: July 8, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:

(808) 572-4400

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