Maui County High Point Trip Report

Haleakala Puu Ulaula - "Red Hill" (10,023 ft)

Date: March 19, 2002
Author: Dick Ellsworth

Ron Tagliapietra's report is accurate. I noticed many groups of 15-20 cyclists riding down followed by vans (another tourist activity) as I drove up to the summit area. I walked around the parking rim also. On the way down, I stopped at the upper visitor's center and walked up White Hill for a great view down into the crater. A really cool thing to do would be to watch the sunrise from the top and walk the (about 19 mile) trail down to the beach for the sunset. Goes through a breach in the crater (some "Gap" - I forget the name now).