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Sliding Sands Trail

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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Unique Scenery and Gorgeous Sunsets

I did this hike with 2 girls, both age 10 and 1 boy, age 8. We have a very active lifestyle and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mika A
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Ventura, California
Be aware of the altitude

The descent is all down hill. Because of the altitude (over 9 thousand feet above sea level) and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ecd15
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Valley Stream, New York
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“visitor center” (10 reviews)
“great hike” (6 reviews)
“worth doing” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I did this hike with 2 girls, both age 10 and 1 boy, age 8. We have a very active lifestyle and have done many hikes in prior vacations and trips. But, I think that the average person can do this hike if they have...More

1  Thank Mika A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The descent is all down hill. Because of the altitude (over 9 thousand feet above sea level) and the return trip is all up hill, pace yourself carefully. Still magnificent. If you own walking sticks use them. Wear a jacket it is cold and windy....More

1  Thank ecd15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normal tennis shoes are quite marginal as the trail lives up to it's name. Bring hiking shoes/boots and enjoy the vistas.

1  Thank TabernashColorado
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a self guided trail. It is long starting from the lower car park at the summit and goes down into the crater. Beautiful views and out of this world colours on a nice day. We did about half an hour into the trail...More

1  Thank dselvan
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked a mile or so out and back, just enough to be able to see this surreal landscape. Keep in mind that the descent feels nearly flat, while walking back up it feels twice as steep and takes much longer than walking down. Felt...More

6  Thank AurorasEnvy
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Get your logistics ready and hop on the trail to Mars. Get your backpack filled with lots of water, change of close, snacks and of course your camera(s). The trail begging right from the parking lot and, just steps away, you will see the sign....More

2  Thank Kosta-Macedonia
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We hiked down for about 45 minutes and then turned around and hiked back up. It is pretty amazing scenery. Tough on way up but totally worth it

1  Thank ruthnQ7721FB
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

This is so totally worth the drive up. The views are spectacular. If you get carsick easily be sure to take some bonine or Dramamine as there is a very curvy road to get here. The trail is amazing and very much worth doing. The...More

Thank Joshua B
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The Sliding Sands trail is a cinder trail so those wearing sandals or open toed shoes won't be happy. It is a long way to the bottom of the trail where there is not much to see except a hitching post for horses. The walk...More

Thank PaiaGirl_13
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

You don't have to go far to get the views,maybe go down a turn or two, unless you want to go deeper of course. Awesome colors and scenery.

1  Thank Anne C
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3 July 2018|
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Response from Ann G |
No- it looks like it's one way 11 miles and you need to hitchhike either at the beginning or the end of the trail.
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