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Haleakala National Park

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Address: Kula, Maui, HI 96790
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Amazing park!

We were planning on just doing the coastal side, which was completely amazing between the bamboo forest and Waimoku falls, but decided to do the crater too and was astonished at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were planning on just doing the coastal side, which was completely amazing between the bamboo forest and Waimoku falls, but decided to do the crater too and was astonished at the vast difference between the 2 sides. Both are breathtaking in its own way!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

As you travel up to the crater you ascend 11,000 feet so the climate and the vegetation changes until you find yourself at the arid summit above the clouds. The views of the crater are stunning, providing great photo opportunities and it wasn't just the altitude that took our breaths away, it really unforgettable and so worth the drive up... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's true that you find beauty when you walk around. We went for total 10 miles hike and it was tiring but worth it. We went down the mountain thinking it was easy but did not realise it was gonna be hard whilst coming back up. But we managed to get to top before the sunset and it was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Stunning scenery, awesome hiking trails. bring sunscreen and water. I would recommend stopping at 7,000 feet to acclimate to elevation before going to summit. Everyone goes for sunrise but if you go later in the day there's not as many people and you might avoid the downhill bike riders.

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

beautiful scenery and views of the crater with lots of trails (be sure to wear good walking shoes) nice lookout points for taking pictures

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were told that this is a must do when visiting Maui, so we did! Be sure to dress warmly, as it is very cold at the top of the volcano (we dressed in layers, hats, gloves, blankets from the hotel). BUT - the sunrise!! Wow! Totally worth getting up early and being cold!!

Thank Kim N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Such an awesome experience, best thing we did in maui....we didn't even go at sunrise or sunset like everyone says to do. We go to the summit around noon, beautiful views above the clouds. It's cold up top so dress warm and don't forget to bring a camera!

Thank Christopher H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There's two parts to this national park .. one is the Haleakala Crater and the other is the Kipahulu area ... those two entries are quite separated and there's no way to travel inside the park. However, the entry fee is the same for both entries to the park and one entry fee is good for 3 days to visit... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Since we had an infant, we decided to forego waking at 3am and went for the sunset instead. The parking at the very top gets full very quickly, so make sure you go there at least 45 minutes in advance on a weekday. We stayed after sunset and got amazing views of the milky way too! Unfortunately, the moon was... More 

Thank Viv1theWanderer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

If your in Maui you have to go to the crater. Although we didn't go up at sunrise or sunset we were lucky to have a completely clear day. The drive up with the ever changing landscapes and views are amazing. Once you reach the summit you can view different vistas as well as the interesting foliage of the plants... More 

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