Haleakala Hiking – A Nature Tour
Visitors come from around the world to explore the summit of Haleakala, Maui’s large volcano. The views are breathtaking, the landscape other-worldly, and if you want a break from the heat, it’s the perfect place to go. With your own wildlife biologist as tour guide, hike Haleakala and learn about the biology, geology, history and more!
A moderate 2.2 mile/3.5 km hike (roundtrip) through native shrub land provides an excellent view of the “crater rim”. At the Visitor’s Center the short Pa Ka Oao (White Hill Trail) boasts great views of the Big Island, cinder cones and the erosional valley and we'll hike into the crater on Sliding Sands Trail (about a mile down, then back up). Finally, we drive to to the summit for the 10,023 ft elevation sign and amazing views!
Haleakala Hiking: Take amazing photos and get active on Maui while learning all about the island!
This tour includes unlimited complimentary beverages (including coffee and tea), Maui's only “touring snack bar” custom built to include over 30 different treats to choose from all day long, fresh fruit and a delicious catered lunch. This tour usually lasts about 6-7 hours.
**Interested in a longer hike? For groups of 4 or more, we offer an amazing 11.2 mile trek through the crater itself! Hike down Sliding Sands Trail, cross the crater and climb switchbacks up Hale Mau'u trail. We stop for lunch at a remote cabin where you're sure to see the Nene, our state goose. We also offer an excursion for groups of four or more to the Pipiwai Trail which is almost a four mile roundtrip hike to the absolutely stunning Waimoku Falls!
Please note: It is extremely important to ensure that all shoes and gear are free of potential debris from the Big Island and Kauai in attempts to help stop the spread of the Rapid Ohia Death fungus that is killing off Ohia Lehua trees.
If you're interested in hiking Haleakala, experiencing the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, the Surfing Goat Dairy, and the Hawaiian Sea Spirits Organic Farm and distillery consider a private combo land tour! It's a great way to check off Maui's “upcountry” sights.
**Haleakala Hiking Nature Tour – Runs every Monday and Friday. Complimentary pick up from south side locations (Kihei/Wailea area). If you are staying on another part of the island, join us by getting picked up at the park and ride on the corner of North Kihei Rd and Honoapiilani Highway!
**Please note, due to the level of activity, this tour is not recommended for children under the age of five
**Temperatures at Haleakala can be 20-40 degrees cooler than sea level so we recommend bringing a jacket. If you have further questions, please email Explore Maui Nature: firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call @ 1.808.359.3166 Mahalo!