Detailed trail and hiking information for Paliku via Keonehe’ehe’e Trail Back to TrailFinder


18.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~3360 (+)

Download Map

Get Directions

Paliku via Keonehe’ehe’e Trail

Hawaii by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Paliku via Keonehe'ehe'e Trail is a tough hike or backpacking trip in Haleakala National Park on Maui and is a short drive from Kahului. This trail starts at the Keonehe'ehe'e Trailhead. The park says the Keonehe'ehe'e or Sliding Sands Trail leads hikers "through the colorful cinder desert leads deep into the Wilderness Area and can be a starting point for a short stroll or a 3-day backpacking trip." 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.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao HI 96768

Wildlife on this Trail

Plants on this Trail

Get Directions to Paliku via Keonehe’ehe’e Trail