PA KAOAO TRAIL

LOCATION: Hawaii
HIKE STARTS: Haleakala Visitor’s Center
HIKE ENDS: Haleakala Visitor’s Center
TOTAL DISTANCE: .50 miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Moderate
TRAILS USED: Pa Kaoao Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight

MORE INFORMATION:
Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 369
Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
808.572.4400

HIGHLIGHTS: A short trail (less than .5 mile or .8km round trip) leads to the top of Pa Kaoao, a small cinder cone. This is one of the highest vantage points in the park and this trail offers excellent views of the Wilderness Area. Stone shelters built by the early Hawaiians that explored Haleakala long ago are still visible from the trail. The trail starts just outside of the Haleakala Visitor Center (at 9,740 feet or 2969m).

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