Hiking the Sliding Sands and Halemau’u trail on Haleakala is a difficult but rewarding adventure. It’s a 17.8 km (11 mile) one-way hike that takes you down into the crater of Haleakala and then out to the Halemau’u Trail Parking Area. Although you’re in Hawaii, the temperatures and landscape up on the volcano make it feel like you’re in another world! Check out the video of our adventure on Haleakala here!
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Haleakala – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 6-8 Hours
Location: 60km (37 miles) from Kahului
Distance: 17.8km (11 miles) one way
Highest Elevation: 3055m (10023ft)
Elevation Gain: 600m
Difficulty: 7/10 – Long hike, rapid elevation gain
Season: Year round
Additional Requirements: N/A