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Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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Volcano
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. Make Haleakala Crater a part of your Haleakala National Park vacation plans using our Haleakala National Park vacation planner.
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  • This was our second visit to the crater. This time, we elected to hike the 13 miles from the visitor center and out at the campground trailhead. there are shorter hikes to be had, but if you are only ...  more »
  • Beautiful natural geological site. Words nor photos can do it justice, you just have to see a sunrise here in person to fully appreciate.  more »
  • The sunrise was absolutely stunning. There were clouds (which you WANT) and as the sun was coming up it lit up the clouds in a beautiful orange glow. We arrived about an hour prior to sunrise and saw ...  more »