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 Bike Maui’s.

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.

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