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This 6.8 mile moderately difficult trail starts at an 9,750` elevation near the top of the southwest rift of Haleakala, at the lowest point on the Science City Road. The trail passes through an iron gate and down the ridge, ending at Skyline Switchback at 6,500`elevation at the upper end of the Haleakala Ridge Trail. The terrain is rugged and barren with over a dozen cinder cones and craters along the length of the rift. Vegetation is almost nonexistent to 9,000` elevation, with the Mamane tree line beginning at 8,600` at Kanahau. The native scrub becomes denser and varied toward the lower end. Motorcycle and 4WD are allowed below the locked gate on the road only. This is a DOFAW management access road.

General Information: Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk.

Directions: From Kahului, Take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the first junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 and go up to Haleakala National Park. Continue up on Crater Road, past the visitor`s center, to Science City Road.

Difficulty: Moderate

 
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