It runs in the South and East coast of Maui, Haleakala National Park, Maui is home to the highest peaks. Increasing 10.023 feet above sea level, the slopes of the majestically Haleakala’s can be seen from almost any point on the island. Haleakala means “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian, and legend has it that half of Maui lassoed the Sun of the journey across the sky as he stood on the Summit of a volcano, slowing down to make the day last even longer.
The park consists of more than 30,000 acres of public lands, has three separate visitors center and includes a variety of natural environment. You can travel on the top of the highest peak of Haleakala, hiking above the clouds and horse riding across the desert world. Like the garden which stretches to the beach to sea level, you can even visit the tropical lush gardens full of waterfalls and rivers.
How to get there
Fly direct from the Mainland, or from the other Hawaiian Islands, to Kahului on Maui’s Center. To reach the Summit of Haleakalā, follow, in chronological order, Hawaii 36, 37, 377, and 378. The 38-mile path is well marked, but note the last chance to buy food and gas is at Pukalani or Plymouth. Continue on the road of switchback through miles of lush Mountain rangeland to the entrance of the National Park of the Northwest. Allow up to 2 hours.
For the 62-mile drive to Kīpahulu, allows up to 3.5 hours. Take a Hawaii 36 from Kahului northeast side of the island to the town of Hana. The road to Hana, who became the Hawaii 360, is famous for the field is narrow and winding along the sea cliffs of 1,000 feet, into the deep gorges.