Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail

Pa Ka'oao White Hill Trail (HM1D0R)

Location: Kula, HI 96790 Maui County
Country: United States of America

N 20° 42.828', W 156° 15.006'

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Haleakala National Park

The trail climbs to the top of a volcanic cinder cone for views of the Haleakala Wilderness Area and the highest peaks of the Big Island. At first glance the trail environment seems nothing but barren rock. Yet these rocks are living habitat for nesting "ua'u, ahinahina (silversword), and a dramatic mini-world of wolf spiders, flightless moths, and yellow-faced bees. Although the summit can appear hostile to people, temporary shelters, visible on the rock slopes below the trail, testify to a long human history.

?Ua'u (Hawaiian petrels) spend most of their lives at sea, but return here to dig nesting burrows under rocky outcrops.

The ground-hunting wolf spider weaves no web but builds burrows under rocks.

0.4 mile round trip (643 m)-Steep, rock uneven, 140 feet elevation gain.

Bring a jacket - conditions can turn windy, wet and cold.

Stay on the trail. And leave everything in place: shifting rocks can destroy an animal's home, sever the root of a young "ahinahina (silversword), or disturb a cultural site.

Keonehe'ehe'e (Sliding Sands trailhead is near the end of the parking lot.
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HM NumberHM1D0R
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)4Q E 786418 N 2292906
Decimal Degrees20.71380000, -156.25010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 42.828', W 156° 15.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 42' 49.68" N, 156° 15' 0.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5700-5770 Pā Ka'oao Trail, Kula HI 96790, US
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