Haleakala National Park

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HALEAKALÁ NATIONAL PARK

Established on July 1, 1961, Haleakalā National Park is located on the island of Maui, and is home to the dormant Haleakalā Volcano, as well as endangered Hawaiian Nēnē geese and Hawaiian Petrel, also known as ʻuaʻu. The park encompasses three main areas. The 10,023 foot Summit Area of Haleakalā features volcanic landscapes and high-elevation ecosystems. The tropical and coastal Kīpahulu Area is home to a lush rainforest, waterfalls, cool freshwater streams and pools. The Haleakalā Wilderness is a remote region that can be experienced on a dayhike or overnight backpacking trip. Native Hawaiians have lived on and cared for this land for over 1000 years. Important cultural places and sites can be found within the Summit and Kīpahulu areas. Park activities include: dayhiking and backpacking, camping and guided ranger programs, scenic drives and sky watching, bird watching, camping, and cultural activities.
 
Location: The two main sections of Haleakalā National Park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. Park headquarters and the Summit Area can be reached from Kahului via Route 37 to 377 to 378. Drive time is approximately 2.5 hours from Kahului, 3 hours from Wailea, and 3.5 hours from Lahaina. The coastal Kīpahulu Area can be reached via Route 36 to 360 to 31, and is approximately a 4 hour drive from Kahului. 

 

For more information call (808) 572-4400 or visit www.NPS.gov/hale.

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