Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park
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groverpi
Leesburg, VA27 contributions
Amazing sunset from above the clouds
Nov 2021
We drove up Haleakala to see the sunset. The drive itself is an adventure! The twisting road and full exposure keeps drivers alert, white knuckling at times!

The crater is HUGE! Parking was sparse due to the large number of folks wanting to see the sunset. We were able to park in the lot nearest the observatory and walk to the peak. A Park Ranger informed us that the sun would be setting behind the observatory, so we should descend to the visitor center if we wanted to see the actual sun set. After some time hiking around the summit, we did go to the visitor center parking. The lot was full, so we parked along the road. The sun setting into the clouds was absolutely beautiful! That alone was worth the trip to the Park.

In addition to the sunset, we did get some hiking in and were able to see the Silversword plant, which exists nowhere else. It was a wonderful time!
Written 28 November 2021
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Kurt T
25 contributions
great views, make sure you bring money
Nov 2021
The road was curvy and a little intimidating at times but worth the trip up. Great views if clear, but even when there is a cloud, you go above that. Did not know there was a $30 entry fee to go to the top but you can see plenty up to the entry area.
Written 13 November 2021
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chumsockeyesalmon
A small town in Northwest Washington369 contributions
Great views and interesting endangered species
Nov 2021 • Friends
3-7 AM require a reservation. Long windy road with cliffs along the side. Lots of bikes. Top is just over 10,000 feet with sweeping views of the island, neighboring islands, and the crater. Saw a Nene- endangered bird and rare plants. Costs to get into park- but free if a retired veteran.
Written 12 November 2021
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Kaye N
Provo, UT1,755 contributions
The Highlight of Our Trip to Maui!
Oct 2021
This is the coolest place! It was at the top of our list for Maui so we could see Silverswords. They are other worldly plants that shimmer in sunlight. They are only found there!

People say it gets really cold at the top but we're from Utah and it wasn't so cold. It was windy and I'm sure it could get colder so take a jacket, at least.

The Visitor's Center wasn't open but it has bathrooms and some info signs. There are also examples of Silverswords in the little landscaped area out front.

The drive up is nice - it is dry landscape but look out and watch for the plants. They shine in the light. There are a few walks to do up at the top and the observatories are nifty. I wish they'd do a tour or a night show at one.

We stopped at all the pull-outs that had info signs and took pictures of the landscape. There were rangers at one who answered all our questions.

We also hiked at Hosmer campground. The road into it is near the entrance at the bottom. It was a beautiful hike in a cool forest - that's where we needed jackets. We got to see several endemic birds and an owl - the highlight of the trip for the birders in our group! Plan on spending at least half a day exploring!
Written 11 November 2021
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nanaof1boy3girls
Layton, UT265 contributions
Gorgeous views
Oct 2021
We took a ride up here to see the crater, didn't get a good view because it was overcast. Still pretty. Bring jackets as it does get cold up here sometimes.
Written 10 November 2021
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Rolando Saez
Zagreb, Croatia37 contributions
NATURE’S AWESOME
Nov 2021 • Friends
This was pretty awesome we came to see the sunset as the sunrise needed some more work to get a reservation or a 180 USD Tour that we don’t really wanted to pay, in any case it was awesome!

First of all I’ve read a lot of reviews that say the road’s not good and it’s pretty good in my opinion! It’s actually fun! A Lot of Switchbacks and going up and down makes a really different experience I loved it!

There in the summit it’s freezing please bring warm clothes, chairs might be awesome if you do not have a Blanket could do the trick!

The only thing I didn’t really like about this was the people behavior, at the moment of sunset everyone was standing with their selfie stick so couldn’t really enjoy the best moment of the evening but aside from that everything was awesome!

Ps you can stay a little bit to see the stars as it gets dark!
Written 8 November 2021
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penrose53
Austin, TX9 contributions
Spectacular views! Can be very cold and windy! Wear warm clothes.
Oct 2021
This is a must visit place on Maui. It’s very interesting and the views are wonderful! No matter what time of day you go, be prepared for it to be cold and windy. Wear plenty of warm clothes any time of day. There’s a wonderful stargazing tour you can go on that brings you up here at night with a wonderful telescope and guide. After dark it is quite cold!
Written 5 November 2021
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Betty M
Waukesha, WI19 contributions
Wish we had a lot more time to spend here!
Oct 2021
We came for the sunrise and it was indeed lovely. Worth the trip by itself. But don't stop there! Explore the trails, check out the website and park education building for exceptional content ... This place is a national treasure for so many reasons.
Written 30 October 2021
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Angie L
Fullerton, CA15 contributions
Spectacular views!
Oct 2021
Worth the drive to make it to the summit and after seeing both the sunrise and the sunset... BOTH are awesome! I personally prefer the afternoon sunsets. Yes there are crowds but believe it is worth the hassle to make it Haleakala. The view of the craters is out of this worldish! And if a clear day, can see most of the island!
Written 24 October 2021
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Meagan L
Jersey City, NJ50 contributions
it's a drive
Oct 2021
prepare for very winding roads. It is cold. Biking is an option, there are horses at the top. It is a breath-taking view. If you get motion sickness take dramamine or zofran. must see!
Written 21 October 2021
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