Haleakalā, Maui

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Address: Haleakalā, Hawaii 96790, USA

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Haleakalā (/ˌhɑːliːˌɑːkəˈlɑː/; Hawaiian: [ˈhɐlɛˈjɐkəˈlaː]), or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Mauna Kahalawai, also referred to as the West Maui Mountains. The tallest peak of Haleakalā ("house of the sun"), at 10,023 feet (3,055 m), is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 11.25 km (7 mi) across, 3.2 km (2 mi) wide, and nearly 800 m (2,600 ft) deep. The surrounding walls are steep and the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of volcanic cones.


Overview of HaleakalÄ

As you traverse the city of Maui, you'll stumble upon HaleakalÄ. HaleakalÄ is not a top-rated place in Maui.

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  • A really large Volcano with days of walking/hiking/camping potential. Still worth the trip and the Journey even if you only spend a few hours there. My wife and I had a rental car and drove up the mountain. It isn't the easiest drive but is manageable for your standard driver. It is pretty high in the air so altitude sickness can be an issue if you are up their for a frequent amount of time. It did not affect us for the 3-4 hours we spent on the mountain. I was told many people who visit the park come for the sunrise/sunset views. We did not and still had a blast there. It really is a huge space and a bit mesmerizing. I believe they do bus tours (for those who don't want to drive) but it is worth verifying the information.

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  • Google doesnt have a rating system that goes high enough to match how gorgeous and beautiful it is being up here. Drive it, and experience it for yourself. These reviews are useless for something so magnificent.

  • How do you rate something like this? It's absolutely incredible up there. The view is stunning and somehow rejuvenating. Be sure to wear warm clothes and be prepared that you might feel a little queazy driving up. I felt a little ill but was fine once we got up there. It was worth every second.

  • Totally worth checking it out. Lots of hikes, beautiful nature and really nice view (though it's often very cloudy up there)

  • Looks awesome from photos, was really cloudy the day I went up. So pretty disappointed. But overall looks like an awesome place, just check the weather first. (Pro-tip, you have to pay to get into the park, but it also gets you into seven sacred pools by Hana. So if you time it right you only have to pay once. Also they have started charging $1.50 per car and require a reservation for sunrise)

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