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10 Secret Features Hidden in America’s Natural Landmarks

Reader's Digest Logo By Meghan Jones of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: In a state packed with natural beauty, from beaches to volcanoes to rainforests, one of the activities that gets the most tourists flocking is watching the sunrise from the summit of the Haleakala volcano. And while that is, undeniably, an incredible sight, travel experts recommend coming for the sunrise but staying for Sliding Sands Trail. Follow this trail, and its eponymous vibrantly colored stripes of sand, through the volcano's crater to the floor. This gem is so little-known, you and your travel squad may well be the only ones around. Next, check out these lesser-known national parks that are off the beaten path. [Sources: Huffington Post, Travel & Leisure]

Where can you find a dried-up lake bed where the rocks seem to move on their own? Which state has a cave containing a massive underground waterfall? These are America's most incredible natural spots that you probably won't read about in guidebooks.

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