Haleakala Crater, Haleakala National Park

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#1 of 32 in Nature in Maui
Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haleakala Crater and many more Haleakala National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haleakala National Park online trip itinerary planner .
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  • The Haleakala crater from above was the best. It was the first time I saw a view of a different dimension. In the middle of the trail, we were able to see a few of the rwashako shiko living in the high mountain at close range. I was impressed.
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  • This terrain has all the qualities for a rigorous hiking experience. Be prepared to hike in temperatures that may require warm clothing, water and appropriate shoes. Is it worth it ? That’s a definite...  more »
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  • If you do one thing in Maui ... let this be it! Did the sunset and it was just ... wow... peaceful and expansive
  • Beautiful sunset!!! Plan for cold and wind, but amazing view. Stay after sunset to watch the stars from above the clouds.
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