Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park is situated on the island of Maui, Hawaii and contains an inactive volcano. It was established as a national park in 1961 on July 1 and covers an area of around 52 square miles. Around 1.1 million visitors frequent the park each year. The park is divided into to parts, the summit and kipahulu. The summit contains the volcano's summit and Haleakala Crater. A road for vistors to access the park runs directly into this section. Seeing the sunrise from this section is a popular activity for visitors. Kipahulu and the summit are separated by an area that is off limit to the general public to protect the rainforest. Hiking and swimming are popular activities in the Kipahulu section. The park contains more endangered species than any other national parks. All of the wildlife on the island arrived here through early settlers or by migration due to the parks volcanic history.

Haleakala National Park Info


Haleakala National Park

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News

New Park Film for Haleakalā National Park

Kula, Maui— Haleakalā National Park has officially released a new park film Haleakalā: A Rare and Sacred Landscape.

Haleakalā National Park Announces Free Entrance Days for 2020

Kula, Maui — Haleakalā National Park will have five entrance fee-free days in 2020. On each of these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all national parks will waive entrance fees.

Proposed Electric Bike Use in Haleakalā National Park

Kula, Maui — Haleakalā National Park is proposing to allow the use of Type 1,2 and 3 electric bicycles (e-bikes) on all roads where traditional bicycles are currently permitted.

Haleakala National Park Photos

Enchangint Hawaii

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Enchangint Hawaii

January tends to be one of the worst months in the Pacific Northwest. And the start of this year was no exception, with the region experiencing 30 days of continuous rain. Rivers became swollen, creeks water-logged, trails slushy, and the mood sour. It was a sign to spend time indoors, reconnect with friends and family, grab a few drinks, and go through my archives.

It was certainly the lousy weather that inspired me to look at the photos of Hawaii, where, in one single day, you could go from barren moonscapes to a sunny beach to lush rainforests to graceful sunset. I still miss the days I spent driving between through those diverse climes and eagerly looking forward to the next vista.

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The Belly of the Beast

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The Belly of the Beast

Cinder Cones of Haleakala Crater

Hiking the Crater

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Hiking the Crater

Hiking around the rim of the Kalu’Uoka’Ō’Ō in Haleakalā National Park, Maui, Hawaii

Haleakala NP HI - Overlook

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Haleakala NP HI - Overlook

It was a cloudy day on the mountain!

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Into the crater!

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Haleakala NP HI - Into the crater!

We hiked a short ways in on the Sliding Sands (Keonehe‘ehe‘e) trail.

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - On our way out

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Haleakala NP HI - On our way out

One last look...

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Entrance sign

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Haleakala NP HI - Entrance sign

Refreshingly different from most NPS signs.

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Overlook Brocken spectre/glory

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Haleakala NP HI - Overlook Brocken spectre/glory

On our drive out of the park we stopped at an overlook and were treated to this optical phenomenon: a Brocken spectre with accompanying glory, created by the overlook shelter.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brocken_spectre

I wish the picture was better but oh well.

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Hiking the crater

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Haleakala NP HI - Hiking the crater

Sliding Sands (Keonehe‘ehe‘e) trail can be tough...easy on the way in but coming back is uphill and at that altitude... (We were huffing and puffing)

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Telescopes!

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Haleakala NP HI - Telescopes!

Some of the myriad telescopes at the summit.

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Summit

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Haleakala NP HI - Summit

Cloudy day but with lots of breaks. What a view!

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Entrance sign and Duffy

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Haleakala NP HI - Entrance sign and Duffy

He enjoyed his trip to the summit!

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Pooh!

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Haleakala NP HI - Pooh!

He enjoyed his first volcano!

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Looking down

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Haleakala NP HI - Looking down

We stopped for a bit and just enjoyed the clouds coming through.

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - All the telescopes!

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Haleakala NP HI - All the telescopes!

20 years ago, I worked there. For a short time. It didn't work out. (I'm still bitter about it)

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala NP HI - Out of the crater

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Haleakala NP HI - Out of the crater

It takes longer to climb back out of the crater than to walk in (down).

From our honeymoon, July-Aug 2017.

Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park

Sunset