Places To Go

Colorful cinder cones dominate the summit area landscape.
Cinder cones are one feature you can experience in the Summit Area of the park.

Matt Wordeman, NPS Volunteer

Summit Area (Mountain)
Visit the summit to experience volcanic landscapes, high-elevation ecosystems, and unparalleled skywatching. Spend a few hours driving to the highest point on Maui to take in the sights, enjoy a dayhike through native Hawaiian ecosytems, or join a Park Ranger for a talk or demonstration.

Lush greenery surrounds the freshwater pools and the stream that feeds them.
The pools of ‘Ohe‘o Gulch provide the centerpiece at the Kīpahulu Area of Haleakalā National Park.

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Kīpahulu Area (Coastal)
A visit to Kīpahulu is a chance to see how Hawaiians have interacted with the land for hundreds of years. The lush rainforest and cool freshwater stream and pools create a tropical setting for an afternoon of hiking, while the coastal views are just right for a photographer looking for a spectacular right shot.

A hiker, loaded with gear, takes to a cinder trail, surrounded by silversword.
Heading into the Wilderness for a backpack trip on a clear, high-elevation morning.

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Wilderness Area (Mountain)
The Haleakalā Wilderness is a place to get away and experience nature on its own terms. Whether you choose a dayhike, or plan a three-night backpacking trip, your experience here will be unlike any other. Cinder cones tower overhead, tiny native plants nestle in the rocky landscape, native birds greet you at your campground, and the night sky will surely amaze you.

Last updated: May 3, 2013

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Makawao, HI 96768


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