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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
Sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 81 to 87. North winds around 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph shifting to the east with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 67.1° F
Relative Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 29.87"
Dew Point: 62.1° F

Winds from the SSE at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:57 AM
Sunset: 6:48 PM
Weather reported from Kealanauloa Place Area, Haiku, HI (KHIHAIKU13)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly clear with isolated showers. Haze after midnight. Lows 65 to 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny with isolated showers in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs 82 to 88. Light winds becoming northeast up to 10 mph early in the afternoon, then becoming light late in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 64 to 69. Light winds. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny with scattered showers. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 78 to 84. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/27/2017 6:49 AM
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