Haleakala National Park Hawaii
Hiking the cinder desert landscape of the Haleakalā Crater at the active volcano
Traverse volcanic rocks and lush rain forests
Haleakalā National Park plays two very important roles: It protects wildlife that exists nowhere else, and it acts as the melding point of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. A visit to this striking park on the southeast coast of the island of Maui will lead you to stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forests.
Haleakalā National Park encompasses more than 130 square kilometers and features plenty of trails to explore. For a memorable experience, wake up early and hike to the top of the more than 3,000-meter-high Haleakalā peak for spectacular views of the sun rising over the island. Or, relax and enjoy your time among the verdant forests or enjoying views of the breathtaking coastline.