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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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  • More of an FYI, if you want to catch the sunrise, you have to make a reservation at the state park. They require reservations to enter the park between 3-7am, so if you don’t have a reservation, you.....  more
    More of an FYI, if you want to catch the sunrise, you have to make a reservation at the state park. They require reservations to enter the park between 3-7am, so if you don’t have a reservation, you.....  more »
  • A long trip to this national park. When we arrived we could not enter the visitor Center or shops because we had no mask. Strange everywhere on the island there were no masks but at 10.000 feet it... 
    A long trip to this national park. When we arrived we could not enter the visitor Center or shops because we had no mask. Strange everywhere on the island there were no masks but at 10.000 feet it...  more »
  • This has been a 'must-do' activity since I first came here in the '80's. Get up early and be there a good 45 minutes before the official sunrise. The colors are wonderful. It will be chilly (40... 
    This has been a 'must-do' activity since I first came here in the '80's. Get up early and be there a good 45 minutes before the official sunrise. The colors are wonderful. It will be chilly (40...  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
  • Everyone should at least go once to see the scenery when the weather is good!
  • Came here for a hike before sunset and was not disappointed. This is a MUST SEE in Maui!!! The hike is hard coming up but so worth it. Photos do not do it justice.
  • Sunrise is always beautiful.

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