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Red Hill Summit

Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Summary
Length0.2 mi
Elev. Gain50 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeView
Red Hill, or Pu'u Ula'ula stands at more than 10,000 feet and is Maui's highest point. The views from the top are amazing. You'll be able to see down into the crater of Halekala volcano and even other Hawaiian islands in the sea.

Its just a short walk up from the parking lot to the summit, and you will be able to feel the 10,000 feet of elevation. The air is thinner and you will notice the cold, so make sure you bring appropriate clothing. A shelter awaits you at the top, and provides 360 degrees of breathtaking views. The views include Science City, a collection of observatories and other buildings, West Maui, the Big Island, Lanai, Moloka'i and Kaho'olawe. Another interesting sight at the trailhead is a garden of silverswords. This is the only place on the planet where these plants live.
Users
Hikers, Wheelchairs

Best time to go
Year-round

Cost
Small fee to enter

Maps
Trails Illustrated: Haleakala National Park
USGS: Kilohana

Trail Map
Haleakala National Park
By Trails Illustrated
 
Hike Featured In...
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Maui
By Suzanne Swedo
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 42.611' N
156° 15.172' W

Driving Directions:
From Kahului, drive southeaset on Highway 37 (Haleakala Highway) for 7 miles. Go through the town of Pukalani, then turn left onto Highway 377. Go 6 miles to Highway 378 (Haleakala Crater Road), turn left and begin switching back up the hill toward the park for 11 miles. Drive past the visitor center parking lot and turn right into the next.
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Weather Report for Kula, HI
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Isolated showers. Lows around 70 at the shore to 54 to 60 upcountry. East winds around 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 69.3° F
Relative Humidity: 1%
Pressure: 30.02"
Dew Point: -36.0° F

Winds from the East at 4.0 mph gusting to 11.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.26"

Sunrise: 6:22 AM
Sunset: 5:56 PM
Weather reported from Haiku, Maui Upper West Kuiaha Road, Haiku-Pauwela, HI (KHIHAIKU4)
Forecast
Sunday
Sunny with isolated showers in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs around 86 at the shore to 68 to 76 upcountry. Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows around 71 at the shore to 55 to 61 upcountry. Light winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Monday
Partly sunny. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 67 to 86. Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday Night
Cloudy. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 51 to 73. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:08 PM
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