Haleakala

The Haleakalā National Park

Covering an area of over 33,000 acres and its tallest summit at about 10,000 feet, the Haleakalā National Park is a magical and almost surreal place to visit. Haleakalā means house of the sun in Hawaiian and you, indeed, feel closer to the sun when visiting the park. The Haleakalā Crater has well maintained walking trails which visitors are welcome to use.

Towards the top, there is the visitor center with plenty of parking and restrooms and information to learn more about the volcano, flora, and fauna.

The sunrise is also an experience like no others. Now, visitors have to reserve a spot to be able to be in the park early enough to view the sunrise. Of course, sunsets are as equally breathtaking.

You may have heard that you need a jacket because it is quite cold at the summit. It is true! You may be in a bathing suit at the beach but will need winter clothing at the top. Don't be afraid to bring a beany hat. It can be VERY cold and you will not enjoy it if you do not prepare for it.

To find out more about visiting the park or how to make Sunrise Reservations, go this website.

 

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