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Between the colorful cinder, the thin mountain air, and the epically lunar landscape, it’s easy to see why astronauts have trained here before blasting off for the moon. Colloquially known as “Sliding Sands to Switchback,” this 12-mile trail across Haleakala Crater is scenic, serene, and silent.   

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Keonehe‘ehe‘e-Halemau‘u Trail

Between the colorful cinder, the thin mountain air, and the epically lunar landscape, it’s easy to see why astronauts have trained here before blasting off for the moon. Colloquially known as “Sliding Sands to Switchback,” this 12-mile trail across Haleakala Crater is scenic, serene, and silent.