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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 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 6:48 PM
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