Join GayCities, the fun way to discover the worldSee where your friends and people like you are going and what they have to say about places and events worldwide.
A must-do for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The park cares for endangered species some of which exist nowhere else. You'll see stark, volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest. Hiking, camping and guided tours are all available.
Added by: YourPalPete
Haleakala Highway 378
Maui, HI 96790
Park is open 24 hours a day; call for Visitor Center hours
Join GayCities and share your take
brimi62 is now a fan
YourPalPete is now a fan
Mar_SF is now a fan
VisitorFromCalifornia gave this placealways beautifulGlowing remnants of the volcano and outstanding views.
Mar_SF gave this placeDo NOT underestimate how cold it can getI warned the bf to bring something warm. What did he bring? A thermal shirt, a thin North Face jacket...needless to say, he nearly froze his ass off! Though you dont need to bring a parka, bring an extra pair of socks to wear as mittens, and a wool cap; layer a fleece jacket with a sweater and t-shirt, and WEAR PANTS, not shorts, and you'll be fine.
brimi62 gave this placeA must see in MauiAs you drive up, take your time.get out and see the sites along the way up.There are some great picture perfect spots. The visitor center is great with a gift shop within. When you finally arrive at 10,000 ft you feel like you have landed on another world. Spectacular views in every direction. A must see while in Maui.
YourPalPete gave this placeMaui's Dormant VolcanoHaleakala is a dormant volcano, as opposed to extinct or active (such as Kilauea on the Big Island). It hasn't erupted for hundreds of years, but volcanologists predict that it will erupt again... some day. The day I visited was unusually cloud-free, which made my trip even more spectacular than I expected. Some visitors choose to time their visits to enjoy the sunrise or the sunset. I drove up Haleakala Highway in late morning, and the drive itself was memorable, as I drove through the various climatic zones from the valley floor up to the 10,000 foot summit. The park headquarters and main visitor's center are located around the 7,000 foot elevation. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle. Remember that temperatures at these elevations are much lower than they are at the beach, so bring a jacket. Note how the vegetation changes as you continue your drive to the summit. Stop at some of the overlooks on the way up if you have time. There is a smaller visitor's center at the upper elevation. This is where you will get some breathtaking views of the crater, with rocks in hues of pastels to oranges to purples. And if you're lucky like I was, you'll have a clear day so you can see all the way to the valley floor and the ocean below. This was a great trip!First to Review