Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience

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From $235.04

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


On this guided Haleakala Crater hike, experience the silent, almost lunar beauty of this 10,000 ft (3,048m), dormant volcano. During your 4-mile (6.4km) Haleakala Crater hike, your informative guide will discuss the history of Maui’s tallest peak—from its sacred place in Hawaiian mythology to its geological wonders. Gaze around at colorful cinder cones that spring from the crater floor, and look for endangered plants and wildlife like nene geese or silverswords. Lunch and snacks are conveniently provided.
  • A visit to Maui is not complete without experiencing Haleakala Crater—a magnificent amphitheater of silence and a place of beauty that always evokes awe
  • Hike into both sides of Haleakala; each environment is very different from the other, so both should be experienced to gain a true appreciation for this natural phenomenon.
  • Uncover the hidden beauty of the crater, including breathtaking desert scenery
  • Lunch and snacks are provided

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Nutritious lunch and snacks included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-of

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • [P] Kahului Park & Ride
    Kahului, HI 96732, USA

    The Park & Ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311 just before entering Kahului. • At the Intersection of Highways 311 & 380. • GPS coordinates: 20 degrees, 52 minutes, 30 seconds N, 156 degrees, 27 minutes, 43 seconds W

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your Haleakala Crater hike begins at the Maui Park n’ Ride. Over the course of this moderately difficult, 4-mile (6.2km) hike through the crater, the same guides will share local wisdom on the mountain’s history and ecology, and keep you safe, well fed, and informed of the mountain’s magic.

This National Park has more endangered species than any other park in America and is a place that Native Hawaiians consider a sacred home to the gods. In addition to archaeological sites, visitors might encounter endangered birds such as nene geese or petrels, and walk past blooming silverswords that spring from the rocky terrain.

Towards the beginning of this Haleakala Crater hike, stop to acclimate at 8,000 feet along a thin, lava-strewn trail, where you’ll also enjoy some hearty snacks with a view of the crater floor. Next, continue up towards 10,000 ft (3,048m), summit, where you’ll hike towards cinder cones bursting from the Earth with serene, multihued beauty. There’s a mystical silence up here in the crater that’s only broken by the wind, and occasionally the sound of volcanic cinder as it crunches beneath your feet.

Before you’re finished hiking Haleakala, be sure to take a long look around to savor the mountain scenery, and fill up your camera with dozens of photos to help you remember the beauty. Eventually, this hiking adventure ends with a ride down the mountain and transport back to Kahului with a camera full of breathtaking photos.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements (4 passengers minimum). In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Maximum 9 passengers per booking. For larger groups, please contact the supplier directly.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Excellent well organised day trip. Just enough hiking with some very nice people ,small group. The tour leader had an abundance of knowledge!! Thank you
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Excellent trip.
QiSiang_N, Jan 2022
Guides were friendly and experienced and really took care of us. Joel helped take amazing photographs for Instagram. Wished the hike was longer and was one continuous hike rather than splitting into two. But otherwise, it was an excellent adventure with great views.
Great teip
Victoria_S, Jul 2021
Our trip was outstanding. Our guide Joel was wonderful. We saw wildlife, rare plants and amazing geology.
Being inside a volcano crater!
Annamarie_B, Feb 2020
Excellent well organised day trip. Just enough hiking with some very nice people ,small group. The tour leader had an abundance of knowledge!! Thank you
It wasn't the horrid weather, that...
William O, Apr 2016
It wasn't the horrid weather, that was just bad luck. However the tour guide felt he had to make up the time by driving around to assorted small tourist towns. It was an incredibly boring experience. We should have been allowed to simply return to our hotels.
We had a wonderful time. The crater...
Randy J, Jun 2015
We had a wonderful time. The crater was spectacular, lunch was great, very organized. But the best part was our guide. She was friendly, fun, engaging, and taught us so much about the history of the island, the flora and fauna, and the Hawaiian culture. My kids said it was their best day on the island!!
Very informative guides on a host of...
Rachel B, Aug 2014
Very informative guides on a host of subjects, including the National Park itself, as well as wildlife, birds plant species, and even pronunciation of Hawaiian language.
Rythme de trekking assez soutenu, un...
Patrick W, Jun 2015
Rythme de trekking assez soutenu, un léger entraînement est à conseiller avant