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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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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 drove up to the crater from Kihei - it’s a winding drive not for the faint hearted and it does take over an hour. We arrived around 9.30 and were totally unprepared for how cold it was, dressed in....  more
    We drove up to the crater from Kihei - it’s a winding drive not for the faint hearted and it does take over an hour. We arrived around 9.30 and were totally unprepared for how cold it was, dressed in....  more »
  • Don’t make the same mistake as we did by walking just a bit too far on the Sliding Sands trail, as it’s hard work climbing back up in the soft volcanic soil. We ended up having to rush back up, or... 
    Don’t make the same mistake as we did by walking just a bit too far on the Sliding Sands trail, as it’s hard work climbing back up in the soft volcanic soil. We ended up having to rush back up, or...  more »
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  • Top to Bottom this is a must see experience and hike. Nothing like it.
  • Amazing views! A must see if you’re in Maui

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