Thing to Do

Short Hike to Leleiwi Overlook

A path with a railing leads to an overlook next to a deep volcanic valley
On a clear day, Leleiwi offers excellent crater views.

NPS Photo

Get out and stretch your legs on this short hike out to Leleiwi Overlook. Halfway between the Headquarters Visitor Center by the entrance and the Haleakalā Visitor Center at the summit, Leleiwi offers the perfect opportunity to take in the changing scenery and walk through a native Hawaiian shrubland. 

Learn more about Leleiwi Overlook and the layered history of this special place.
30-60 Minutes
This short hike is good for families, although the trail does have some steeper steps. 
Pets are not permitted on trails in the park. 
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Leleiwi Parking Lot
Year Round
Mornings have a better chance of being clearer for expansive crater views. Walk the trail in the afternoon to see the clouds pushing up the mountain sides, or to even stand in a cloud yourself!
Accessibility Information
This trail is unpaved and involves several steep, uneven steps. 

Haleakalā National Park

Last updated: February 2, 2021