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Haleakala Crater Hike

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    What to Expect
    Your Haleakala Crater hike begins at the Maui Park n’ Ride. Over the course of this moderately difficult, 4-mile (6.2km) hike through the crater, the same guides will share local wisdom on the mountain’s history and ecology, and keep you safe, well fed, and informed of the mountain’s magic.

    This National Park has more endangered species than any other park in America and is a place that Native Hawaiians consider a sacred home to the gods. In addition to archaeological sites, visitors might encounter endangered birds such as nene geese or petrels, and walk past blooming silverswords that spring from the rocky terrain.

    Towards the beginning of this Haleakala Crater hike, stop to acclimate at 8,000 feet along a thin, lava-strewn trail, where you’ll also enjoy some hearty snacks with a view of the crater floor. Next, continue up towards 10,000 ft (3,048m), summit, where you’ll hike towards cinder cones bursting from the Earth with serene, multihued beauty. There’s a mystical silence up here in the crater that’s only broken by the wind, and occasionally the sound of volcanic cinder as it crunches beneath your feet.

    Before you’re finished hiking Haleakala, be sure to take a long look around to savor the mountain scenery, and fill up your camera with dozens of photos to help you remember the beauty. Eventually, this hiking adventure ends with a ride down the mountain and transport back to Kahului with a camera full of breathtaking photos.
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    Departure Point
    Park and Ride, 20°52'32. 156°27'41.0"W, Co Rd 0, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Nutritious lunch and snacks included
    • Entry/Admission - Haleakala Crater
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-of
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (4 passengers minimum). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Maximum 6 passengers per booking. For larger groups, please contact the suppllier directly.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed September 7, 2019

    When my husband and I think back about our trip to Hawaii, we both agree this hike was the highlight of our trip. Sean was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a lot. The scenery was incredible. Hike Maui clearly knows how to run these tours...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank amandah272015
    HeidiP1921, General Manager at Hike Maui, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

    Aloha Amanda, I absolutely loved reading your review! It underscores what Hike Maui is all about, and how we work together as a team to create lasting memories for our guests. Yes, please request Sean the next time you're on Maui! Mahalo, Heidi Pool General...More

    Reviewed August 25, 2019

    Absolutely stunning views. Hike was not overly strenuous; did one at near the peak and one at about 8,000 ft. Joel was highly professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. Would absolutely recommend.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Horace J
    HeidiP1921, General Manager at Hike Maui, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

    Aloha Horace, Thanks so much for the wonderful review of your hike with Joel! He's everything you described, and then some. We also appreciate your enthusiastic recommendation. Hope you can come back and hike with us again sometime! Mahalo, Heidi Pool General Manager Hike Maui

    Reviewed August 24, 2019

    A-MAZ-ING! If you are looking for spectacular views, then this is the hike for you! Get lost in the majesty of the mountain. This hike will let your mind relax and help you forget about your problems. Your guide will take you on a couple...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lpotempa2
    HeidiP1921, General Manager at Hike Maui, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

    Aloha lpotempa2, We absolutely loved your review of your tour with Hike Maui and guide Joel! We really appreciate your contagious enthusiasm and glowing recommendation for other travelers. Hope you can join us again sometime! Mahalo, Heidi Pool General Manager Hike Maui

    Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

    The views of the volcano were fantastic. It almost looked fake. The first hike at 8000 feet was definitely harder. Elevation was not bad but very rocky. We were told by our guide Tony it was level so we did not bring our sticks. The...More

    Thank H5164QOjimh
    HeidiP1921, General Manager at Hike Maui, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

    Aloha H5164QOjimh, Glad you mostly enjoyed your trip to Haleakala Crater with Hike Maui! It really is a sight to behold, as you experienced first hand. But we regret the overall experience didn't quite meet your expectations. Hope you'll come back sometime and give us...More

    Reviewed December 17, 2018

    We went a beautiful sunny clear day. Great views. Temperature hardly changed. It you have a closed bottle of water notice how blowed out it is at the top due to atomspheric pressure change. We opened an e!pty bottle at the top and watched it...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Sabrina R
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