AAA Editor Notes
Kawilinau, near the valley‘s center in Haleakalā National Park, is 65 feet deep and may be observed from the rim. The head of the Sliding Sands Trail is at Haleakalā Visitor Center on the valley rim. This difficult trail begins with a steep descent to the crater floor. The trail skirts, but does not enter, the pit.
Note: Wear sturdy shoes and carry sufficient water. Free trail maps are available at all visitor centers.