Finding Haleakalā National Park
To the Summit District: Park headquarters/Visitor Center, and the 10,023 foot (3055m) summit Visitor Center can be reached from Kahului via Route 37 to 377 to 378. Driving time to the summit from Kahului is approximately 1.5 hours.
To the Kīpahulu (coastal) District: Kīpahulu is reached via Route 36 to 360 to 31. Driving time from Kahului is approximately 3 hours.
There is no gas or food at or near the Summit District. Plan ahead.
Haleakalā National Park is open 24 hours a day year-round.
- Park Headquarters Visitor Center is open daily from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Haleakalā Visitor Center is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Kīpahulu Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This park is large enough to encompass all weathers—summit to sea. While Hawaii’s climate is fairly consistent year-round, it’s the elevation that determines what sort of weather you should plan for.
The entrance station elevation and the summit area can be in cloud, and temperatures range from the 40s F to the 70s F. Ice, snow, sleet, rain and wind are all possible from 7,000 ft. up.
At sea level in Kīpahulu, hot and humid conditions prevail. Expect passing squalls.