Hiking the Maui Volcano Haleakala
Hiking the Maui volcano Haleakala is exhilarating, but the high altitude requires more exertion from you.
The summit area is loaded with over 30 miles of hiking trails - Hosmer Grove Trail, The Supply Trail, Halemauu Trail, Leleiwi Overlook, Pa Kaoao Trail, Keoneheehee Trail (Sliding Sands Trail), Kaupo Gap Trail (see video below), and an All Day Hike - Keoneheehee to Halemauu.
To view more detail on each of these trails, click on the View Map button at the Haleakala National Park Service Hiking page. You can also pick up a trail map at the visitor center, or they can mail you a trail map before you leave on your Maui vacation.
Hiking the Sliding Sands Trail
The most unique is Sliding Sands Trail, which starts from the parking area near the summit and goes down to the crater.
You can go for just a few minutes or several hours, depending on how long you want to hike.
The further down you hike, the more you are surrounded by nothing but lava rocks on all sides.
Hiking the Maui Volcano Haleakala Video - Sliding Sands Trail
This video of hiking the Sliding Sands Trail on the Maui Volcano Haleakala is worth a view before you spend a half day of your vacation trekking through the cinders. The length of the video gives you a preview of whether you want to enjoy this unique hike.
Click on the PLAY button in the image below to view the video.
Maui Volcano Haleakala from Hiking Maui Volcano Haleakala