This Hike Through The Clouds Will Give You The Absolute Best Views In Hawaii

Just 27 square miles short of equaling the entire size of Oahu, Mount Haleakala is a gentle giant — a dormant volcano that has inspired those who make the journey to its summit for centuries. The mountain comprises 75 percent of Maui Island and is home to desert-like conditions, rainforests, and everything in between. Haleakala’s summit stands tall above the clouds at approximately 10,000 feet above sea level, and it is here where you will find this magical hike through the clouds.

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime and some of the best views you’ll find in Hawaii? Let’s embark on the Sliding Sands Trail to the Ka Lu’u o ka O’o cinder cone trail!

Have you ever hiked through the clouds at the summit of Mount Haleakala? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

Whether you’re interested in hiking the summit or not, we suggest you visit the “House of the Sun” at least once — preferably for sunrise or sunset (be warned, though: the sunrise from the Haleakala summit is so popular and beautiful you’ll need a reservation.)