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Located at the base of Haleakala, just after the entrance to the state Park sits Hosmers Grove.  This area of the National Park is an ancient forest that was cultivated in the 1800‘s by Ralph Hosmer, who planted a variety of plant species from areas around the world along the upper slopes of Haleakala. 

Hiking through Hosmers Grove after catching the sunrise at the top, is a great way to start your day.  Passing through one of the five climate zones of Haleakala, the native bird species and ancient trees at Hosmers Grove are a must see. 

If you stand still you may hear the hum of the I’iwi as it flies overhead (photographed below) and the chirps of many other native and non-native bird species.


Hosmers Grove