Driving Information

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Driving up to Haleakalā's Summit District affords you mountain views and winding turns.

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Summit District

Want to view the Crater of Haleakalā and explore volcanic geology?
The Summit District can be reached from Kahului via Route 37 to 377 to 378. Driving time to the summit from:

  • Kahului is 2.5 hours
  • Wailea is 3 hours
  • Lahaina is 3.5 hours

Global Positioning System address: 30,000 Haleakalā Hwy, Kula, HI 96790

Kīpahulu District

Looking to explore waterfalls and a bamboo forest?
The Kīpahulu District is reached via Route 36 to 360 to 31. Driving time from Kahului is approximately 4 hours.

Global Positioning System address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713

Gas and Charging
Please note that there are no gas stations within the park. The last place to get gas in route to the Summit Area is in the town of Pukalani. There are no charging stations for electric vehicles at Haleakalā National Park. Even electric vehicles with a full charge have been unable to make it to the Summit. If you are heading to the Kīpahulu Area, the last place to get gas along the Hāna Highway before Hāna is in the town of Pāʻia.

 
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Haleakalā Crater at the Summit District
Credit: NPS Photo

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ʻOheʻo Gulch in the Kīpahulu District
Credit: NPS photo

Located on the island of Maui, Haleakalā National Park extends from the 10,023 foot (3,055 meters) Summit District of Haleakalā down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kīpahulu District near Hāna. These two sections of the park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. Public transport is not available to access either district.

 
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Nēnē, the endemic Hawaiian goose are often spotted in parking lots and around roadways.

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Watch for Wildlife

Several native and non-native bird species call Haleakalā home and are often seen in parking lots and in roadways, day and night. Some of these birds are endangered, endemic and only found at the summit of Haleakalā!

Help us protect them by:

  • Driving the speed limit

  • Stopping and waiting for wildlife to cross the road

  • Taking extra caution when driving in inclement weather (wind, rain, fog, etc).

  • Not feeding wildlife

 
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Bicycling Information

Plan ahead and prepare for a cycle to the summit

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Maps

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Last updated: July 27, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Haleakalā National Park
PO Box 369

Makawao , HI 96768

Phone:

808 572-4400

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