Hike Maui - Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience
Hike through 3 very different environments on this moderate four-mile hike. This hike is a good Crater sampler. Experience Haleakala's majesty, vastness and grandeur. The crater's energy is intense and ethereal, and it's absolutely silent. Views stretch for more than a hundred miles in all directions. Hike at 8,000 ft on a lava rock trail lined with rare endemic plant species. Hike 2 more miles where huge cinder cones dominate the expansive, desert-like scenery (10,000-ft summit) . Adventure through a short loop trail at 7,000 ft through a cloud forest full of unusual native Hawaiian birds, Hosmer Grove.
Hike Maui Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience includes lunch.
Kahului Park & Ride: (Highway 380 / Highway 350) Dairy Road & Pu`unene Avenue
Directions From Lahaina side:South on Highway 30. Turn rt at Highway 380. Go five on Highway 380. Look on the left side for Park & Ride. Make a left turn into the parking lot. If you get to the traffic light with large gray and blue church on right, you’ve gone 100 yds too far. Look for a green Hike Maui van.
Directions From Kihei-Wailea-Makena side: North on Pi’ilani Highway (Highway 31). Turn right onto Mokulele Highway (Highway 311) toward Kahului. Follow Mokulele Hwy for 10-12 minutes. Turn left onto Highway 380. (There’s a large blue/gray church on your right.) Go 200 yds and turn right into a commuter parking lot. There is a small parking sign (green letters) saying Park & Ride. Look for a green Hike Maui van.
- Hike into both sides of Haleakala
- Enjoy the crater’s different environments
- 2-mile hike at the 10,000-foot summit features views of huge cinder cones and a desert-like scenery
- 2-mile hike at 8,000-foot elevation along a lava trail features views of rare native plant species
- On a clear day it seems you can see forever
Sandwich Choices: Veggie, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Ham or Turkey
- Where and When:
- Includes hotel pick-up around 8:30 am or meet at 9:30 am at Kahului Park & Ride (View Map). The Park & Ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311.
Directions from Wailea / Makena / Kihei (the south side of the island): From Hwy 31 (Piilani Hwy) head north. Follow airport signs to Kahului, bearing right onto Hwy 311. After 10 minutes, look for a big church (King's Cathedral), then move into left lane. Turn left onto Hwy 380 (Kuihelani Hwy). Go 200 yards and turn right into Park & Ride commuter lot. Park your car against a concrete block wall.
Directions from Lahaina / Kaanapali / Kapalua (the west side of the island): Head south on Hwy 30 as if you're going to Kahului Airport. Turn right onto Hwy 380. Five miles down 380 there's a concrete block wall on the left. Turn across highway into Park & Ride commuter lot against that wall.
- Parties of 10+ will be accessed a $200.00 gratuity at the time of reservation.
- Participants must be at least 8 years old.
All participants must wear closed-toed shoes.
- Special Notes:
- Hike Maui has the following COVID-19 health & safety protocols:
Small groups: Tour capacity is 60% to allow for maximum physical distancing in their vans and on the hikes. Group sizes are limited to 8 hikers plus the tour guide.
Mask requirement: Guests are required to wear a mask while riding in the van and during parts of the tour where 6 feet of physical distancing isn't possible
Physical distancing: Guests will be asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing whenever possible on the tour.
Wellness checks: Guests and staff members are required to certify they are healthy and symptom-free with no known COVID-19 exposure and undergo a temperature check on the day of the tour.
Stringent cleaning: All high-touch surfaces are sanitized daily. Hand sanitizer is readily available for guests on the tour.
Vehicle Sanitation: Hike Maui sanitizes their fleet with Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant, an environmentally friendly, EPA-registered Broad-Spectrum Disinfectant on the American Chemistry Council's list of EPA pre-approved coronavirus-fighting products.
- Operation Days:
- 7 hours
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- Tour might be canceled if fewer than 4 guests have signed up for the tour on any given day.