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Exploring Hidden Maui

We were in Maui at the end of April and we decided to drive the west and north shore. We have already done the trip to Hana and taken the backside around but the drive along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Driving from Kahului to Lahaina along the North Loop Coastline Road is something you just have to do while you're in Maui. Take a day to do it, too, as there are SO many places along the way that will simply take your breath away! Sea arches, cliffs that drop straight down into the sea, rolling hills, crashing surf... You'll... More 

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Hwy 30, running north from Lahaina is one gorgeous view after another. If you are a surfer, there are spots you can pull off, climb down to the water and indulge your passion. Ditto for camera buffs, but minus the climbing. Fabulous ocean views and green, green mountains. Just one warning: when you come to the point where the road... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in Maui at the end of April and we decided to drive the west and north shore. We have already done the trip to Hana and taken the backside around but the drive along the north shore is rarely discussed. We left Lahiana around 11:30am in our rental car. The drive on highway 30 is smooth and well... More 

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Kenosha,Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Definitely the road less traveled, as they say. Not as well known as the road to Hana, but still well worth the trip. Views of the ocean are not to be missed. Couple sections where you will meet an oncoming car and one of you will need to back up or pull over, but really not a big deal.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ok, a little sarcastic in the title, but this is a very scary drive, and I would recommend, as others have, that you only go clockwise (north), so that you do not hug the cliff side of the road. We almost didn't do this drive- we pulled over as all of a sudden it looked really crazy. We decided we... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This road starts out with two normal lanes. It then gets narrower. For 5-10 miles it is a one lane road mostly, with some pullouts. Not for the faint of heart, especially if you are on the outside lane. It can be scary at times. If you are not comfortable with this kind of driving, don't do it. However, the... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The North Coastline Road is State Hwy #30. It is a very safe, beautiful paved road, 2 way with all the road markings you expect. People who rate the titled attraction as horrible or dangerous apparently do not know the diff between State maintained Hwy 30 and County maintained # 340. The safety level drops considerably once you leave 30... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The variety of reviews of this drive is suprising. The entire route is a sealed road and it is not a long drive. However at times it is single lane and on hills this may require appropriate backing up or space sharing, nothing too difficult. If you are only used to well defined highway driving and have no country driving... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A beautiful loop but be prepared it is slow going and some tight passes. But as long as you take it easy and don't drive like an idiot it is fine and worth the scenery. Definitly more of a challenging drive than the Road to Hana though. But scenery you won't see anywhere else.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Having done the Road to Hana twice before and driven completely around the backside of Haleakala both times with absolutely no difficulty or problems (vs. going back the start), we thought we would tackle the North Loop Coastline during our recent trip to Maui. The road starts out very nicely with beautiful, sweeping scenery and things to see along the... More 

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