Challenging & Rewarding Hiking Experience
Amazing Private Hikes on Maui
A Rewarding Trek Through a Volcanic Crater
If you’re the adventurous type and an experienced hiking enthusiast then you will love this advanced Maui volcano hike! Join us on this strenuous hike that goes all the way down and across the crater of Haleakala. You’ll admire breathtaking views and enjoy the peace of the quietest place on earth, on a hike that few other visitors get to experience.
Starting at $1,750
Please contact us for details and for wholesale rates
- We’ll pick you up from your hotel, cruise ship harbor, airport, or meet you at a park & ride.
- Ask for details/select your pick-up option in the booking form.
- Pick-up fee applies for West side locations.
Every day, year-round
- Entrance fees to Haleakala National Park ($15pp)
- Picnic lunch
- Water, juices & soda, hot beverages, snacks
- Rain ponchos
- Hiking poles
- First aid kit
- Reef-safe sunscreen
Backpacks are available upon request.
Some equipment available upon prior request (backpack, rain jacket)
Hiking difficulty level
Strenuous – this hiking tour is for experienced and very physically fit hikers only. (Please click the Good to Know tab before you book for more info)
What to bring
- Guests MUST wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots
- Layered synthetic clothing (no cotton, no blue jeans)
- Rain jacket
- A hat
- A backpack with their pack lunch and AT LEAST 2 liters of water per person—there is a water refill station at the lower visitor center.
Trek across the Haleakala Crater and marvel at the incredible views
Snap amazing photos while learning about the island
Take on the challenge of a difficult but rewarding 11.2 mile hike
Experience one of the quietest places on Earth (no helicopters allowed!)
Marvel at the moonscapes accessible only via trail in the center of Haleakala crater
What You'll Do
We start at the summit of the Haleakala, taking in the breathtaking views and giving you amazing photo opportunities. We’ll then head down the Sliding Sands trail, through the crater floor, and up the switchbacks onto the Halemau’u trail. We’ll stop for short breaks every couple of miles and for a longer lunch break at the Holua cabin.
This strenuous hike is not for everyone but the few visitors who take the time and effort to walk this trail are rewarded with the most unique sceneries, going through moonscapes, and one of the quietest places on Earth (helicopter tours are not even allowed to fly above the crater).
Good to Know
- Guests MUST be able to hike unassisted on varied and rough terrain for 6 to 7 hours, starting at 10,000ft, with an elevation loss of 3,000ft, then an elevation gain of 1,500ft. The temperatures can vary between 30 degrees with wind chill to hot & steamy 85 degrees, and the conditions can go from sunny and hot to freezing pouring rain in a matter of minutes.
- If you’re unsure, then please book the less strenuous Haleakala Hiking tour(opens in a new tab), on which we can adjust the hiking time.
- Guests MUST wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots, layered synthetic clothing (no cotton, no blue jeans), have a rain jacket, a sweater/hoodie, a hat, and carry a backpack with their pack lunch and AT LEAST 2 liters of water per person—there is a water refill station at the lower visitor center.
- For safety reasons, we fully reserve the right to modify the hiking plan at any time before or during the tour, and go on two in-and-out hikes (instead of the through 7-hour hike) if the guide considers that a guest does not have the proper equipment or required physical condition to complete the through hike.
- Please contact us for group wholesale rates