Haleakala Climber's Log

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vbeckman74 - Aug 1, 2021 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2021

Haleakala NP  Sucess!

Great NP, fun road in the Mini, and awesome trails.


LoneWolf - Feb 1, 2020 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2016

From the first spur  Sucess!

Out to cinder cone rim and back


cascadescrambler - Aug 7, 2019 7:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 1985

Sunrise  Sucess!

You pretty much have to drive up if you want to see the sunrise


colingregory - May 15, 2019 3:46 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2018

Most drive up  Sucess!

Mostly a drive up, "hiked" the final walkway to the wind shelter. Sadly it was clouded in and no views were to be had.


BKiser90 - Jun 3, 2018 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2018

Sunrise  Sucess!

Drove up to the summit after watching the sunrise atop Pa Ka'oao. Beautiful views of the crater Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and Maui. Avoided the crowds by hiking the short .2 mile trail from the visitor center to Pa Ka'oao.

Xander Culver - May 29, 2018 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2016

Sunrise Summit  Sucess!

Drove to summit parking lot and walked up to the summit for sunrise.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Apr 20, 2018 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2018

Couple trips  Sucess!

"Climbed" once with the help of a car and most recently ran over the rim along the Halemau'u trail around a couple cinder cones to nearly the Kapalaoa hut and back as a trail run. Wanted to climb up the Kaupo Gap from the south to the summit and back to the beach, but the weather forecast was not favorable. I guess I'll know this mountain very well after that happens. Fun and interesting place to visit.

T. White

T. White - Nov 6, 2017 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Mountain of many colors  Sucess!

Drove up for sunrise, traipsed up Huluhulu, and walked the Sliding Sands. Fantastic weather. The Hosmer Grove and deeper crater areas still intrigue me...


bechtt - Sep 11, 2017 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2012

Crater loop  Sucess!

Hike with Caren


Redwic - May 24, 2017 12:49 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2017

Stargazing and Sunrise Watching  Sucess!

We arrived at the Maui airport super-late, and were driving up the slopes of Haleakala soon after. We car-camped for a few hours at the visitor center, before heading to the summit shortly after 3:30 AM. Once at the summit, we waited with eager anticipation (along with dozens of other people) for the sunrise. The summit road got closed due to the amount of people, and we could see the visitor center was over-crowded, as well. It was a great experience, and we spent the rest of the day driving the West Maui loop... which has an interesting 8-mile stretch of "narrow winding road."


IronHiker - Jan 7, 2017 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2017

Sunset  Sucess!

We drove up on New Years Eve, but in white out conditions and saw nothing. We returned on 1/3 when conditions were clear for the sunset. Awesome views but very crowded.

setrent - Jul 6, 2016 11:23 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2015

Haleakala  Sucess!

Car assist. Also climbed Hanakauhi, a neat scramble across the crater.


mengbo - Sep 21, 2015 2:51 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

sunrise visit  Sucess!

drove up and spent the morning on the summit

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jul 5, 2015 9:49 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2015

a nice volcanoe  Sucess!

Short visit to the volcanoe, some interesting information at vistor center

bruno baschung


Baarb - May 31, 2015 10:18 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2015

Surreal  Sucess!

Spent a bit of time on the mountain, mostly backpacking down the Sliding Sands trail from the summit area, camping at Paliku, camping at Holua and then up the Halemau'u trail. Weather ranged from gorgeous to horrendous, hardly saw anyone and had a great time overall.


Noondueler - Apr 25, 2015 11:06 pm

Drove up  Sucess!

Drove up with girlfriend. Remember all the bicyclists coasting the long way down.

Karl Helser

Karl Helser - Jan 16, 2015 9:18 am Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2015

Sea to Summit to Sea  Sucess!

Did the Sea to Summit then back to the Sea hike via the Kaupo Gap Trail. Deb and I touched the sea, down by the Mokulau church at 3:22am and finished at the same place that night at 10:30pm. The lower Kaupo Gap trail is trash. it lies on private ranch land and is the responsibility of the ranch to maintain....and they don't. This tail doesn't get enough use to maintain itself. Even though we reconed the lower trail the day before, we still had issues coming back down in the dark. We made it though, so all is good. Because of a rare storm a couple of days before, that dumped snow at the summit, the summit was closed and we had it to ourselves. We never saw another person all day, until we hit the summit, where there was a ranger getting ready to open the park.


jdmorehouse - Nov 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Sunrise, then the Crater  Sucess!

After the sunrise, I hiked down into the crater to somewhere around 6000', give or take, then hiked back up and out.


asaking11 - May 5, 2014 4:03 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Honeymoon!  Sucess!

My new wife and I went to Maui for the honeymoon, so we did the Haleakala sunset. We also did a small hike into the crater. I wish that I had my road bike with me for the ride back down.

Martin Ralya

Martin Ralya - Nov 21, 2013 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2006

Long hike from the parking lot  Sucess!

My wife and I drove up Haleakala at 2:00 am to watch the sunrise over the crater, which was spectacular. Reaching the summit wasn't the primary goal, and the only "hiking" we did was from the parking lot to the observation area, but it was a fabulous excursion.

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