Frequently Asked Questions

The National Park Service closely monitors and responds to the pandemic following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and county officials. Park operations continue to adapt to changing conditions and access is restored in a phased approach. Current conditions are updated on the park website.
Drive times vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Typical Drive times to the Summit District of Haleakalā:

Kahului: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Kīhei:1 - 1.5 hours
Lāhainā: 1.5 - 2 hours

Typical Drive times to the Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā:

Kahului: 2.5 - 3 hours
Kīhei: 2.5 - 3 hours
Lāhainā: 3 - 4 hours
Sunrise viewing requires a permit. We have guidance on how to obtain a permit and a FAQ page dedicated to sunrise and sunset questions.
The park does not close unless there is extreme, hazardous weather. The park posts updates with current alerts and conditions for any such closures. Check current conditions before planning any park activities.

Be advised: a sunrise reservation is required to enter the Summit District between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am.
Yes, bicycling is permitted. Bicyclists are restricted to paved roadways. Be advised that there is no bike lane in the park and bicyclists must pay an entrance fee.

Bicycles are not permitted on any park trails.
Weather conditions vary throughout the park.

Mornings at the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakalā can be cold. Temperatures can reach 32°F (0°C) or below, and warm up to 50°F-60°F (10°C-15°C) or more in the afternoon. Rain and wind are common, especially during the rainy season from November through March. You can view conditions at the crater with our live webcam before driving up.

The Kīpahulu District is much warmer, but also wet. Located on the windward (eastern) coast of Maui, Kīpahulu experiences frequent rain.
Camping in Haleaklā National park is limited to 3 nights in 30 days. A permit is required for backcountry cabin and tent camping. Check our current conditions for up to date information before planning a camping trip.

Drive-up camping is available at Hosmer Grove and Kīpahulu.

There are two backcountry tent camping sites in the crater.

Three wilderness cabins located in Haleakalā crater are also available to rent.
Yes, there a number of guided activities available to visitors when they visit Haleakalā National Park!
The park does not have a physical address.

For GPS navigation to the Summit District entrance station, try 30,000 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, HI 96790. The Summit of Haleakalā is 30 minutes away from this point along 11 miles of paved road. You will climb 3,000 more feet of elevation.

For the Kīpahulu entrance station, try Mile Marker 42 Hāna HWY, Hāna, HI 96713.

Last updated: March 1, 2022

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Makawao, HI 96768


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