Does Hosmer Grove Campground fill up?

Although it’s a rather small campground, I didn’t have the impression that the Hosmer Grove Campground ever gets completely full. Before my own visit, I couldn’t find much information about this online, but I can confirm that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a spot here.

Is Hosmer Grove Campground open?

Wilderness campsites, Hosmer Grove Campground and all trails are open. The Kīpahulu District is open 9 am-5 pm daily.

How long is the Sliding Sands trail?

11 mile
Sliding Sands Trail is a 11 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kula, Maui, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Can you camp anywhere in Maui?

Maui is an island of extremes. It’s one of the few places in the U.S. you can camp inside a volcano or on a black-sand beach. The weather outside can be cold and wet, or hot and dry, often in the same day, within a few miles of each other.

Is Sliding Sands trail worth it?

And, the good news about this trail is that you can make it as long or as short as you want! The longer you go, the more you’ll get to see. But even if you don’t go so long, it’s still totally worth it, I think! The Sliding Sands Trail starts right near the “top” of the crater near the summit.

How do you pronounce Haleakalā?

The word Haleakalā is made up of five syllables. It is pronounced “hah-le-ah-kah-lah”.

Can you sleep in your car on Maui?

There is no signage stating vehicles cannot park there and people can’t sleep there. There are hundreds of people sleeping in their vehicles on public lands in Maui County. There are so many homeless living on the street, too.

Can you Boondock in Maui?

Haleakala National Park, Maui Camping is free on a first-come, first-serve basis, but be forewarned that you’ll need to pay a fee to access the park itself. In true boondocking fashion, no hookups are available.

How hard is Sliding Sands trail?

This extremely strenuous trail descends 2,800 ft. in the first 4 miles to the valley floor. The Keoneheehee (Sliding Sands) Trail starts at the bulletin board by the entrance to the Haleakala Visitor Center parking lot.

How long does the Sliding Sands trail take?

6 to 10 hours
There are estimates of the Sliding Sands Trail taking 6 to 10 hours depending on your fitness level. It’s possible to do this as a day hike or as an overnight trip.

How do you say volcano in Maui?

It is pronounced “hah-le-ah-kah-lah”. The most emphasis should be put on the last syllable of the word. The first syllable of Haleakalā is pronounced “Hah”.

What’s the weather like at Hosmer Grove Campground?

Be prepared for rain and cold weather. Nighttime temperatures can drop to near freezing in the winter. Daytime temperatures range from 50 degrees to 65 degrees F. Temperatures are comfortable in the summer, but be prepared for rain at any time. A self-guided trail begins and ends at the campground.

Where is the Hosmer Grove Campground in Haleakala?

Hosmer Grove Campground is the only drive-in campground in the summit area of Haleakala National Park. It is located just below the 7,000-foot elevation in the summit area. This area was developed during the Mission 66 era (1956-1966) as an overnight camping and picnic ground.

How long is the quiet time at Hosmer Grove?

Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet within the campground only on the roads within the designated campground boundaries. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Check out time is 11 am.

What kind of trees are in Hosmer Grove?

Hosmer Grove also offers a self-guided nature trail through introduced conifer and Eucalyptus trees that were planted in 1909 by Ralph S. Hosmer (1874-1963).