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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

4.8
#1 of 32 in Nature in Maui
Must see · Volcano · Mountain
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 almost passed on the trip up to Haleakala. We thought it might be too cloudy and rainy. But sure glad we decided to go it’s a beautiful drive even with the clouds. You still get moments of...  more »
  • as long as you're here, pay at the gate, get to the top and hike around. bring a jacket and hat- it's often blowing and cold. Bring your lunch, enjoy the view. It snows up here every 5 years!  more »
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  • Worth the drive. Bring a jacket bcos temp is so much cooler up there.
  • This is a must see in Maui. The wind is strong here as you are on the top of the island. The clouds push up against the slopes bringing their moisture. That means rain. Bring a sweat shirt or something. The temperature is 25 degrees colder you are at 10,000 feet.

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