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Hosmer Grove Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Makawao
Summary
Length6 mi
Elev. Gain120 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeView
In this trail, you would explore a wide variety of flora. In the early 1900s, a Hawaii forester introduced 86 different new species of plants to Maui from different parts of the world to stop the erosion of the island and develop a lumber industry, thus forming the native forest.

You start the trail from the parking lot in the campground and head into the shady alien forest with towering trees. Then pass through the forest exploring the eucalyptus trees and tall pines. Throughout your trek, you will also notice other species of plants like the Sugi Pines, Spruce, Juniper and Fir, which are not native to Hawaii.

The trail leads you further to a mixed forest of alien and native plants. A climb to the overlook at 6933 feet will let you have the view of the Keanae valley and the Waikamoi Gulch. Loop through the native forest of Pilo and Ohei plants. Walk along the way till you find a junction that offers you the option of either going back to the first section of Hosmer Grove or continue the nature trail. Pass through native forest and climb steps that lead to an open outlook to get the complete view of the forest. Walk down the trail to complete the loop and go back to your car.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
Throughout the year

Cost
$10 per car or $5 per person

Maps
Trails Illustrated: Haleakala National Park
USGS: Kilohana

Trail Map
Haleakala National Park
By Trails Illustrated
 
Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 46.106' N
156° 14.246' W

Driving Directions:
You need to take Route 37 from Kahului to Route 377 and finally Route 378 to reach the trail head which falls to the left above the park entrance station. You can park your car in the parking lot of the Hosmer Grove campground.
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Weather Report for Kula, HI
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows around 71 at the shore to 55 to 60 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 86.4° F
Relative Humidity: 57%
Pressure: 29.98"
Dew Point: 69.7° F

Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation

Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 6:47 PM
Weather reported from Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI17)
Forecast
Thursday
Sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 89 at the shore to 70 to 76 upcountry. East winds around 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the late morning and early afternoon, then shifting to the east late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows around 72 at the shore to 56 to 61 upcountry. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 89. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows 52 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:45 PM
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