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Red Hill Summit

Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Length0.2 mi
Elev. Gain50 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
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.
Hikers, Wheelchairs

Best time to go

Small fee to enter

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
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.
Temperature: 67.1° F
Relative Humidity: 84%
Pressure: 29.87"
Dew Point: 62.1° F

Winds from the South at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:57 AM
Sunset: 6:48 PM
Weather reported from Kealanauloa Place Area, Haiku, HI (KHIHAIKU13)
Mostly clear with isolated showers. Haze after midnight. Lows 65 to 70. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
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.
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 6:50 AM
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