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Hiking in Hawaii: Haleakala National Park

I’m headed to Hawaii, but lying on the beach is not my thing. What hikes would you recommend?

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A:Maui’s lone national park is divided into two sections: the Summit District, a volcanic moonscape of rusty cinder desert, and the Kipahulu District, a lush coastal area. The Summit District is where you want to go for serious hiking. There’s a 35-mile network of trails up here, including three public-use cabins and some designated backcountry campsites. Blue Hawaii this is not: the summit is up above 10,000 feet and the wind can drop temperatures below freezing, so come prepared for cold and altitude.

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