Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

4.7
#1 of 31 in Nature in Maui
#Volcano, #Mountain, #Must See
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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  • It was cold! The drive is so picturesque! We didn't go for the sunrise but have in the past. This time we drove up in the afternoon and it was so much prettier. We got to see the crater without cloud ...  more »
  • Must see. We took in the sunset. If gets COLD and WINDY. Plan accordingly. Beautiful sunset and the night we were there lava flowing on the big island was visible.  more »
  • We saw the sunrise here on a previous trip (you must pay a fee to do that now and the wake up time is incredibly early). Please bring layers or.a packable winter coat and dress warmly. Do not believe ...  more »
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  • Amazing!!! After doing a bike ride down the volcano we then drove back up to the crater at the summit. We both felt a bit sick going up to 10000ft but it was worth it when we got to the top. We did a small journey down into the crater, easier getting down then getting back up. My hubby was getting a cold and found it hard to walk back up but I was fine. Amazing sights from above the clouds, very interesting and Mars like landscape. Would advise not to miss on a trip to Maui!
  • Very spiritual and sacred mountain. A person expecting much more then a sunrise or sunset will feel the bond between history to the present time. Very life changing.
  • A must visit when your on Maui. Get up very early, or stay up very late. Get there well before sunrise to get a good spot. Bring a blanket or coats, it gets cold.
  • One of the greatest place where I'd visit in my life. You can feel the grandeur of mother nature when you come before the dawn and meet the rising sun. You should hurry from your bed at hotel to have this great feeling. There is nothing needed to say, just look and feel what you can see at here
  • The views from any point on the mountain are superior. The trails are fun and well-maintained. Seeing sunrise is a great experience the first time.

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