Experienced cyclists seeking a challenge will find it in Haleakalā National Park. Every day, cyclists attempt to reach the summit of the mountain, and many are rewarded with sweeping views and a thrilling ride.
What makes Haleakalā so beautiful is also what can push cyclists to their limits: the high altitude, extreme elevation gains, and unpredictable mountain weather warrant caution and proper planning before embarking on this intense journey.
Check the weather before heading up to the summit. The Crater Webcam can also provide a real-time look at summit conditions--however conditions may change quickly!
Need to Know
Haleakalā National Park is remote. Proper planning will help make sure you have what you need for a safe and enjoyable ride. Be sure to bring:
Hypothermia is common among cyclists, especially for those on the descent. Temperatures vary significantly throughout the Summit District. Rain, mist, clouds, and high winds are all common throughout the day. While you may have nice weather starting your ride at lower elevations, do not expect good conditions for the duration.
Last updated: July 27, 2022