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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haleakala Crater and many more Haleakala National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haleakala National Park online trip itinerary planner.
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  • We did a volcano all day tour with kailani tours with grant Mitchell … This guy knows the island and alot about volcanic activities and much more .. The best guide we have had in all our activities... 
    We did a volcano all day tour with kailani tours with grant Mitchell … This guy knows the island and alot about volcanic activities and much more .. The best guide we have had in all our activities...  more »
  • We have done the Sunrise and yes you eed reservations and they are hard to comeby at times of the year, but no reservations are needed for the Sunset and it is absolutely worth it. To watch the sun... 
    We have done the Sunrise and yes you eed reservations and they are hard to comeby at times of the year, but no reservations are needed for the Sunset and it is absolutely worth it. To watch the sun...  more »
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  • After agreeing that sunrise was too ambitious, we rushed over to catch the sunset. As recommended by the official site, we arrived at the lower carpark 1.5-2hrs before the sunset time. Good thing we did because the lower carpark filled up fast and the upper carpark was soon blocked off by rangers. On the way up, we stopped at one lookout and did a short hike at the lower carpark. We followed others and walked up the road towards the summit. I would highly recommend bringing blankets/ towels to wrap around or sit down on. Do pack long pants and a jacket. I was freezing in shorts so please don’t make the same mistake 😭 Note that the drive itself features lots of sharp curves and turns. It can be quite dangerous in the dark.
  • Came here for a hike before sunset and was not disappointed. This is a MUST SEE in Maui!!! The hike is hard coming up but so worth it. Photos do not do it justice.

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