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The Skyline Trail

Crater Road, Haleakala, Kahului, Maui, HI
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A little bit of everything

Not completely by choice, but I rode to the top from the entrance station. It was hard work, but... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Phil I
via mobile
Drove to creste with intermittent trees

Its acurvy mountain drive,scrubland alternating withgroves of trees.Dangerous looking men hanging... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
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“krank cycles” (2 reviews)
“paved road” (3 reviews)
“lava rock” (2 reviews)
Crater Road, Haleakala, Kahului, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Not completely by choice, but I rode to the top from the entrance station. It was hard work, but worth it. The trail has all kinds of terrain. The first few miles of fist sized lava rock and smaller, lead to me sliding out three...More

Thank Phil I
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Its acurvy mountain drive,scrubland alternating withgroves of trees.Dangerous looking men hanging off the road in pickups.Lots of stopovers for visualisation.Ranchers doing cow grazing in Parkland.Top is devoid of vegetation.Hardly any place to walk around.$20 parking charges on top.Lower slopes have had housing subdivisions built up.Rapacious...More

Thank sps662
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We drove ourselves up the summit to see the sunset. We were not sure what we would see since it had been cloudy that day. As you go up, the landscape changes from lush vegetation to rocky "Mars" like terrain. The curves on this road...More

Thank patd52
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Spectacular views as you climb from the tropical Coastal Plain to the arid Alpine crest of this Volcano. Stunning views over Maui and as far as Mona Kea on the big Island (on a clear day). Just bear in mind that it is going to...More

1  Thank MauriceC
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Want to climb 10,023 feet? Take the Crater Road up to the top. It's an exciting switchback road with jaw-dropping views. Driver, keep your eyes on the road. And don't disturb the Nēnē.

1  Thank c5mjb
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Make sure the weather is good before deciding making the long trip up by car to the very top of the Haleakala volcanic crater rim. Once up there one has a spectacular view in all direction and can even see the two extinct volcanous on...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is amazing, best view ever, have to visit this place, easy to get to, make sure you bring your walking shoes and don't leave them at the hotel like I did.

Thank Dame L
Reviewed 6 September 2016

So much variety on this trail. We went early and had it to ourselves. The rocky volcanic upper blends into beautiful, technical single-track at the Mamane trail, then peaceful dirt road and flowy, small paved switchbacks down Waiopoli road. Make sure to have 2 cars...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a great Maui Hike. I just did it last weekend on a Sunday. The trail starts just below the crater rim and visitor's center. The Haleakala Park costs $15 per person but I heard that they may not charge if you are hiking....More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Get away from the crowds and ride this awesome trail that has a little bit of everything -- lava-strewn double track; rolling, twisting singletrack, smooth dirt, beautiful paved road. From high in the clouds to the lush valley below -- and all downhill! Awesome! Get...More

Thank Barb K
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