Haleakala National Park - Pa Kaoao Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Haleakala National Park - Pa Kaoao Trail
Country: United States
State: Hawaii
Nearby Town: Makawao
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: The Summit area of Haleakala is a three hour round trip drive from Kahului via roads 37, 377, and 378. Follow the signs posted along the Highway.
Total Hike Distance: 0.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Haleakala Visitor's Center
Trails Used: Pa Kaoao Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 369
Makawao, Maui, HI 96768

Visitor Information
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: A short trail (less than .5 mile or .8km round trip) leads to the top of Pa Kaoao, a small cinder cone. This is one of the highest vantage points in the park and this trail offers excellent views of the Wilderness Area. Stone shelters built by the early Hawaiians that explored Haleakala long ago are still visible from the trail. The trail starts just outside of the Haleakala Visitor Center (at 9,740 feet or 2969m).




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