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Winter in Haleakalā

Who doesn’t love the idea of winter in Hawaii? Haleakalā National Park is the perfect place to beat the cold and explore a lush paradise.

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Winter
in Haleakalā

Winter is our favorite time to visit Haleakalā. Temperatures are warm and pleasant and the park’s roads are devoid of the traffic one might find in the summer months. Rain is a possibility on any trip to Haleakalā and spring is no different. If you want to avoid the crowds and have no trouble finding campsites then winter is a great time to go, but be sure to pack accordingly. The summit area sees its usual cold and unpredictable weather this time of year so be sure to check the park website for the latest information prior to your visit. Below we list the generally stable temperatures of the Kīpahulu area of the park.

Winter Monthly Temperatures in Haleakalā National Park

December 79F / 67F
January 78F / 64F
February 78F / 65F

Things to See in Haleakalā In Winter

Winter Activities in Haleakalā National Park

Winter in Haleakalā National Park provides a full range of opportunities to explore the park. Some great winter activities include:

  • Sunset at Haleakalā Summit
  • Exploring the Hosmer Grove
  • Visiting the Pools of Oheo
  • Driving the Road to Hanā
  • Hiking the into the Haleakalā crater via the Keonehe‘ehe‘e trail
  • Enjoying the coast by the Kīpahulu Visitor Center

Haleakalā Crater | Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii

Interested in what Haleakalā is like during other times of the year? Check out our Haleakalā Seasons & Weather page to learn more about which season is best for your visit to the park. Our personal favorite is Winter but Fall is great as well.

Haleakalā by Season

The Haleakalā Film​

HALEAKALA 8K is the culmination of several weeks and multiple trips to the remote outer reaches of the island of Maui in the Central Pacific. Journey with us to the house of the sun and discover ancient volcanoes steeped in legend, rugged mountains, dense rainforests, hidden beaches, underwater worlds, and the last wild home to spectacular wildlife. This is Haleakalā. Filmed primarily in 8K.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3jTjNl_qFs

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