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0.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)

~100 (+)

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

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Pa Ka’oao Trail


  • Nenes in Haleakala National Park.

Activities & Features


Pa Ka'ao Trail is a very easy hike in Haleakala National Park on Maui and is a short drive from Kahului. This hike is great for kids. The park says the "Pä Ka`oao Trail leads 100 ft (30m) up to the top of great overlook point. Walk slowly up the .4 mile (.6km) round-trip trail – you'll quickly notice the high elevation conditions!" Haleakala National Park has two campgrounds. The Hosmer Grove Campground is located in the Haleakala cloud belt at just about 7,000 ft, which can make for chilly nights. The Kipahulu campground is located near the Kipahulu Visitor Center.

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Contact: Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768

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