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My wife and I spent the day at Haleakala National Park. The road to the top is great (well paved). Parking can get tight at the top. There is a secondary parking lot below the summit by restrooms. The view at the top was spectacular....More
The views from the summit are spectacular and rather otherworldly. There are plenty of side trails and overviews on the way up. Sunset and sunrise are spectacular, but you need reservations made two months in advance to see the sunrise.
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The sunrise at Haleakala was incredible. We hiked the short trail to the summit from the summit parking lot, which was a great decision. Mostly people stayed near the parking lot, so we had a much better view after a few minutes of hiking. We...More
GOt up at 3am and drove ourselves to the lower visitor parking lot to see the sunrise. Had already got our reservation online as there is only 150 parking spaces. Had an absoutely spectacular sunrise, was glorious! Loved how the park rangers did the hawain...More
My wife and I decided to see this national park as we are big fans of the park system. This one does not disappoint. You can stay in the car or hike around. Some people are huge fans of the sunrise or sunset here but...More
Always interesting to see the what shapes the island in the large volcanic crater, but do know that weather is hit or miss affecting visibility. When it is clear, it is amazing and well worth the risk.
I love National Parks and Haleakala is a magical place. Beautiful and inspirational. I have seen the sunset from there twice. But, as the Beatles would say, the trip to the top is a "Long and Winding Road". Don't be put off if you look...More
You’ll have to make a reservation with the park or buy a tour package, expect to get an early start (2 am), dress warmly and prepare yourself for the most incredible sunrise you’ve ever seen! Just do it!
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Just Google "Haleakala excursions" -- you should find plenty of tour/excursion operators who can get you to the summit. The questions is, "What do you want to do once you're there?" Do you want to hike in the crater... More
Just Google "Haleakala excursions" -- you should find plenty of tour/excursion operators who can get you to the summit. The questions is, "What do you want to do once you're there?" Do you want to hike in the crater? Stargaze? Watch the sun rise/set? Bike down? You also may have to get yourself to a pickup point for the tour/excursion operator's shuttle, so take that into consideration.
A hotel employee, working the recreation areas, told me that you need to go on the reservation system 48 hours before the you want to go up. I have also heard that you need to get them weeks in advance. I was also told... More
A hotel employee, working the recreation areas, told me that you need to go on the reservation system 48 hours before the you want to go up. I have also heard that you need to get them weeks in advance. I was also told that because of the shutdown that there was no enforcement of the reservations and that people without reservations were going up anyway. We decided to go up for the sunset and the stars at night. We arrived a little more than an hour before sunset and it was still very beautiful. The night sky is amazing. Bring a flashlight.