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Haleakala Activities

Haleakala Activities

Haleakala Crater view from Visitor Center

An extremely winding but well maintained road leads up the mountain. The summit area includes Haleakalā Crater, the summit of the volcano, and the area surrounding the summit. This part of the park is accessed by Hawaii state road 378. There is a visitor center, with parking and restrooms, near the summit. At the summit itself is another parking lot and a simple observatory without facilities.

Each morning, visitors come to the summit of the volcano to watch the spectacular sunrise. More visitors come each afternoon to watch the equally amazing sunset. In either case conditions can be extremely cold. One attraction of the park is Hosmer's Grove, a unique forest of alien trees including deodar (Cedrus deodara) from the Himalayas, sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) from Japan, eucalyptus from Australia, and several species from North America (pine, spruce, cypress, fir, and others). Native plants and trees are also present in the forest but are not very common due to the little light available (because of the taller alien trees).

The park is known for its unique volcanic features, its long scenic drive with numerous overlooks, and the unusually clear views of the night sky available. Haleakalā is one of the best places in the United States for amateur astronomy, and binoculars and telescopes are available for rent from many local merchants. Nēnē (Hawaiian geese, Branta sandvicensis) can also be seen in their natural habitat in Haleakalā Crater. Although nēnē died out entirely in the park, in 1946 they were re-introduced with the help of the Boy Scouts, who carried young birds into the crater in their backpacks.

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  1. Piiholo Ranch Zipline * 4 Line Zipline Tour


    Open 7 days a week - Weather permitting.


    Participant:  $140   $125


    SAVE $30

    (PER COUPLE - TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED - ORDER SOON)

    Pi'iholo Zipline

    799 Piiholo Rd, Makawao, HI 96768


    Recommended For Ages 18+

    Intensity Level: INTENSE

    Our 4 Line Zip Tour offers thrilling fun as you zip over trees, gulches and green ranch land on the slopes of Haleakala. Going 2 at a time, side-by-side on our dual-line course, you’ll zip 4 unique lines ranging from 420 feet to over 1000 feet long, and at heights ranging from 42 feet to almost 200 feet above the ground! Don’t forget to take in the beautiful mountain and ocean views! Learn More
  2. Piiholo Ranch Zipline * Canopy Course Tree Top Tour 7 line


    Open 7 days a week - Weather permitting.


    Participant:  $145   $99


    SAVE $92

    (PER COUPLE - TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED - ORDER SOON)

    Pi'iholo Zipline

    799 Piiholo Rd, Makawao, HI 96768


    Recommended For All Ages

    Intensity Level: INTENSE

    Our 7 Line Treetop Zip Tour begins as you soar high above the Kahakapao Valley from tree to tree. You will experience a flying sensation as you swoop down into the valley, sail through canopy tunnels, and land at our Pirate Ship Tree House. Your journey features 7 different treetop ziplines ranging from 175 feet to our longest treetop zipline at 930 feet! A grand finale that’s sure to give you the thrill you’re seeking! Learn More
  3. Self Paced Haleakala Bike Tour - Mountain Riders


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Biker (12+ years old):  $75   $67.50


    SAVE $15

    (PER COUPLE - LIMITED SPACE - CONFIRM SOON)

    Mountain Riders Bike Tours

    886 Haliimaile Ave, Haliimaile HI 96768


    Recommended for 12 years and older.

    Duration: 6 Hours
    Check-in time: 7:30am

    The Haleakala Express Maui bike tour provided by Mountain Riders is the longest unguided bicycle tour on the island (approx 26 miles). A guided van tour takes you to the entrance of Haleakala National Park & from there, you enjoy the freedom of biking Maui at your own pace! If you're looking for value and independence on your self paced Maui bike tour. We certainly recommend the “Maui Express Bike Tour”. This is the longest self paced bike ride on Maui, approximately 26 miles. Take time to just watch the land roll by beside you. The coastal views from up that high are particularly stunning, too. You’ll experience Maui’s agricultural lands, beautiful Kula, the sweet little town of Makawao, and depending on the tour, lush Haiku or lovely Hali’imaile. Everything you need in order to ride will be supplied for you, including a helmet, gloves, backpack, and of course, a bicycle! Wet weather gear will also be provided if need be. Learn More
  4. Self Paced Haleakala Summit Deluxe Bike Tour - Haleakala Bike Co


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Biker (8+ years old):  $124.99   $109/99
    Day Vehicle Tour (no biking):  $99  $89
    Hotel pick-up:  $25


    SAVE $30

    (PER COUPLE - Great Online Discount - Confirm Now!)

    Haleakala Bike Co Tours

    10 Haiku Road #120, Haiku HI 96708


    Children under 8 years of age cannot ride by themselves.
    6-8 year olds can ride on trailer-bikes.

    Check-in time: 9:00am

    Haleakala Bike Company's Summit Deluxe arrives at Haleakala’s 10,023′ summit to view the amazing terrain inside the crater. After your summit experience, we do a van tour of the park and put you on the bikes at the park entrance. What lies before you is Maui’s famous downhill. You drop 3,000′ in 10 miles and curve around 29 switch backs. Stop often and enjoy the incredible vistas of west Maui surrounded by the Pacific. Below 4,000′ you come to “Upcountry Maui”. Vegetable truck farms, protea farms, lodges, galleries and Kula botanical gardens. Further down the mountain is Makawao town- Paniolo (cowboy) country. Boutiques, shops, and wonderful places to eat where you can stop and enjoy a leisurely meal. For those that check-in at their shop in Haiku, you’ll be able to explore Upcountry out in the elements at your own pace without anyone telling you when to be anywhere…a truly special experience Take in the amazing views while riding through the calm area of Kula and the vast agricultural lands and farm animals. Stroll the art galleries and cafes of quaint Makawao. And just before you return your bicycle, enjoy viewing the beautiful botanical wonders of Haiku, all at your own pace! Learn More
  5. Self Paced Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour - Haleakala Bike Co


    Open Monday thru Sunday!


    Biker (8+ years old):  $149.99   $119
    Sunrise Vehicle Tour (no biking):  $99  $89
    Hotel pick-up:  $25


    SAVE $60

    (PER COUPLE - Great Online Discount - Confirm Now!)

    Haleakala Bike Co Tours

    10 Haiku Road #120, Haiku HI 96708


    Children under 8 years of age cannot ride by themselves.
    6-8 year olds can ride on trailer-bikes.

    Check-in time: 3:00am

    Haleakala Bike Company's Sunrise Special arrives at Haleakala’s 10,023′ summit to view the sunrise at the rim of the crater. You’ll be given a guided van tour (1 to 1 1/2 hours) of the park and will watch the sunrise at the crater. You’ll then be taken just outside of the park’s entrance at 6,500 feet where you'll be provided with a Kona mountain bike, helmet, backpack, rain/wind gear, gloves and a map with points of interest. Experience a self guided 23 mile bike ride down the mountain back to their store in Haiku returning no later than 4pm. If you decide to be picked up at your hotel, then you will need to return to their shop by 11:00 am. For those that check-in at their shop in Haiku, you’ll be able to explore Upcountry out in the elements at your own pace without anyone telling you when to be anywhere…a truly special experience Take in the amazing views while riding through the calm area of Kula and the vast agricultural lands and farm animals. Stroll the art galleries and cafes of quaint Makawao. And just before you return your bicycle, enjoy viewing the beautiful botanical wonders of Haiku, all at your own pace! Learn More

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