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Haleakala Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Haleakala crater.jpg
Map showing the location of Haleakala Wilderness
Map showing the location of Haleakala Wilderness
Location within Hawaii
LocationMaui County, Hawaii, United States
Nearest cityHana, Hawaii
Coordinates20°42′56″N 156°10′08″W / 20.71556°N 156.16889°W / 20.71556; -156.16889Coordinates: 20°42′56″N 156°10′08″W / 20.71556°N 156.16889°W / 20.71556; -156.16889
Area24,719 acres (100 km2)
Established1976
Governing bodyNational Park Service

Haleakala Wilderness is a designated wilderness area within Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It was designated on October 20, 1976, with 19,270 acres (78 km2), and was expanded to 24,719 acres (100 km2) in 2005. Encompassing the crater of Haleakalā, the Wilderness is accessible by two trails – Halemauu and Keoneheehee (Sliding Sands).[1]

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