HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK

Haleakala Bike Company dba Bike Maui is the only bike company to hold a concession contract with the National Park Service, allowing them to provide tours of  Haleakalā National Park. Entrance into Haleakala National park is included. So that means you do get a trip to the very Summit of Haleakala, where you will have a chance to see the crater and visit Haleakala National Park Visitors Center at the Summit. See our Maui bike tours.

WEATHER

The Summit of Haleakala is at 10,000ft. and it’s said that you lose 3 degrees per 1,000 ft. you climb so at that elevation it will always be chilly. For the Sunrise hours it can even be freezing. Sunrise temperatures can get into the 30s and if during our Day trips, temperatures will be approximately in the 60s. The summit however will have a different temperature than the base of Haleakala which would be in the 80s when you finish. In case of inclement weather, see our cancellation policy.

HOW TO DRESS

Dress appropriately for the cold weather at the summit. While we provide rain gear for the summit, most people are more comfortable with a few extra layers. A sweatshirt and long pants are recommended. But you’ll want to have some layers under that. That will keep you warm at the summit, but allow you to shed your layers as you make your way down the mountain and encounter warmer temperatures.

Items we recommend to keep you comfortable throughout the tour:

  • Sweatshirt
  • Long Pants
  • Fleece Vest
  • Gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Sunglasses or Prescription Eyewear

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

HOURS

PARK HEADQUARTERS VISITOR CENTER
7,000 feet/2,134 meters
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

HALEAKALA VISITOR CENTER
9,740 feet/2,969 meters
Sunrise to noon

KIPAHULU VISITOR CENTER
coastal
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fun Facts

HALEAKALA
Translates to “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian

 

ELEVATION
  • Haleakala is Maui’s highest peak
  • Stands at 10,023 feet above sea level, and 29,723 feet from the ocean floor
  • The Haleakala National Park ranges more than 30,000 acres of land
  • Haleakala is home to endangered species like the Nene goose (Hawaii State Bird) and the Silversword
Haleakala National Park Website

 

Know Before You Go

Haleakala is a 10,000 ft volcano and as you bike down Haleakala through scenic Upcountry Maui, you will experience incredible views, a fascinating history, and underappreciated culture. However, you are also riding in unfamiliar territory, through unpredictable weather, on rental bicycles, and on paved public roadways.

Elements to be Aware of on Bike Ride:

Some elements that you need to be aware of may include but are not limited to the following:

Curving/winding paved roads with many 180 degree turns
Steep inclines and declines
Road reflectors, guardrails, and pylons in place for cars, not for bicycles
Roadway debris
Varying climate including hot and cold temperatures, dry and wet weather, high altitude and minimal visibility
Vehicular traffic – private and commercial

Before you participate in this activity, please consider the risks involved which are not limited to those listed here or in the waiver and risk acknowledgement form. You must be capable of competently riding a bicycle and should have recent biking experience.


Requirements to Participate:

Have recent biking experience
Ability to use a mountain bike with disc brakes, suspension, and gears
Capable of completing several miles of a downhill bike ride at a safe speed
Physically healthy and not have health concerns that may affect your ability to complete the ride safely.
Meet the age minimum of 12 years AND the height requirement 4’10” or taller.
Understand, acknowledge and adhere to ALL provided rules and guidelines.
Have not gone scuba diving within 24 hours prior to activity. (Check with your dive master for details)


THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVITY FOR BEGINNERS!

Your safety and the safety of others that use the road is our top priority, so we ask that you know before you go, what this activity entails and the risks involved in such activity.

MAHALO!