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14.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~740 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Haleakala National Park Topo Map

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Kapalaoa Cabin via Halemau’u Trail


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Activities & Features


Kapalaoa Cabin via Halemau'u Trail is a difficult hike or backpacking trip in Haleakala National Park on Maui and is a short drive from Kahului. This trail starts at the Halemau'u Trailhead. The park says "the Halemau'u Trail begins here and leads through the shrubland to dramatic views at the valley rim before descending into the Wilderness Area. This is the launching point for many backpacking trips, with overnight parking available. Be sure you have the necessary permits before beginning any overnight adventure. A 2.2 mile (3.5km) round- trip hike takes you through the native shrubland to the rim of the erosional valley where the 1000 foot (305m) cliff drops away below you revealing the volcanic history of the mountain."

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Contact: Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768

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