Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Maui  /  Haleakala National Park  /  Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

4.8
#1 of 32 in Nature in Maui
Must see · Volcano · Mountain
Create an itinerary including Haleakala Crater
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Haleakala Crater reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
8,025 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • There is a trail that goes down into the "crater". Apparently it's not technically a crater as the landscape was formed from erosion and not volcanic activity but either way it's beautiful. There... 
    There is a trail that goes down into the "crater". Apparently it's not technically a crater as the landscape was formed from erosion and not volcanic activity but either way it's beautiful. There...  more »
  • A bucket list item…don’t miss this! The view from the top was worth the early wake up call. We did not do a tour, we were able to get the tickets and drove up ourselves. The drive was fine, lots of....  more
    A bucket list item…don’t miss this! The view from the top was worth the early wake up call. We did not do a tour, we were able to get the tickets and drove up ourselves. The drive was fine, lots of....  more »
Google
  • Top to Bottom this is a must see experience and hike. Nothing like it.
  • Amazing views! A must see if you’re in Maui

Plan your trip to Haleakala National Park

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.