Haleakala National Park

Swimmers in the pools at Kipahulu, Haleakala N...

Image via Wikipedia

Haleakala National Park

  • Where is it?: – Kula, Maui, HINational Park
  • Special Topics: Endangered Species · Volcanoes
  • Recreation Activities: Camping · Educational Programs · Hiking · Horseback Riding · Swimming · Wilderness Area · Wildlife Viewing

Haleakala National Park is a magical place where modern meets ancient Hawaiian culture, maintaining that special bond which the people of Hawaii have with the land. The Haleakala National Park is an area of stark contrasts, with harsh volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forests offering unforgettable back-country hikes.  If you reach the Summit Area you’ll marvel at the breathtaking landscape. Imagine being perched at the top of a volcanic mountain top after climbing through the many layers of lava rock, while passing some species which are to be found nowhere else on this earth.

If mountain climbing isn’t your style, then why not explore coastal Kipahulu, this place has sustained the local people for thousands of years with its lush green tropical environment, with cool, freshwater falls and beautiful natural pools.

The people of Haleakala National Park are very keen to maintain the environment found within, so do please keep to the trails, even if you don’t think that some of the more desolate parts of the park are important – they are.

The weather around Haleakala National Park varies considerably, depending on which area of the park you visit, so the best advice is – check the forecast and be ready for anything.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Wasn’t that beautiful?

Definitely worth the trip . . .