Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā National Park by Henner Damke via Shutterstock.

Haleakalā National Park, on Maui, Hawaii, is centered around the Haleakalā Volcano crater. Known for its dramatic sunrises, diverse landscapes, and endemic species, it offers a unique island experience.

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Fast Facts

State(s): Hawaii
Area: 33,265 acres (134.62 sq km) – 54th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Haleakala Summit – 10,023 ft (3,055.01 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: July 1, 1961
Annual Visitors: 1,087,616 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Pukalani, Hawaii

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Haleakalā National Park

Haleakalā is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Haleakalā National Park.

  1. Watching sunrise at the Haleakala summit
  2. Horseback riding tours
  3. Exploring the park’s unique volcanic landscapes
  4. Attending ranger-led cultural demonstrations
  5. Stargazing at the summit after sunset

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Haleakalā National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Haleakalā National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Haleakalā National Park

After hiking and exploring Haleakalā National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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