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North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

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Address: Maui, HI
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Not for the faint of heart

As another reviewer noted, the road changes from State road 30 to County road 340. It the road to Hana scared you, turn around when Hwy 30 ends. If you continue on the views are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These people talking about how dangerous this drive is are either new drivers or spend their time driving the plains of Kansas. Road is paved all the way, and has about a 10 mile stretch that is narrow to one lane ofter. All you have to do is take your time, enjoy the views, pay attention to other vehicles and... More 

Thank davidhorsey
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the Road to Hana is far more popular, this coastline road around the North shore of Maui was beautiful as well. And as an added bonus there were significantly less tourists. There are plenty of place to stop with beautiful cliff views to the ocean. One of our favorite stops along the way was Honolua Park/Mokuleia Bay. I wished... More 

Thank CO719_Traveler
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a road trip to take. Stop along the road sides for the local meals and drinks. The scenery is unbelievable and definitely better than the Road to Hana

Thank CharmaineCregan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I would say this drive is better in some ways than the road to Hana; it is less crowded, has amazing views, and is a shorter day. The road to Hana has more beaches; the west Maui north shore drive has more cliffs and crashing waves. I drove the route both ways. We went clockwise first (the "easier" way). It... More 

1 Thank Gary S
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Not for the easily excitable. I'm glad to say that I did it but, I'd never do it again! Longest 8.1 miles that you'll ever drive.

Thank smitty517
Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The North loop on the west side of Maui is a part of the island that many overlook, but for my wife and I, it is more exciting and breathtaking than the more popular "road to Hanna". Yes the road can be narrow in places but relax, SCHOOL BUSES navigate it just fine, so unless you're driving a really large... More 

Thank Jeff P
Lucerne, Switzerland
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627 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Everybody does The Road To Hana. This Highway here lives in the shadow of it.... But believe me, you would miss a big part of Maui by not driving here. It's nice to start your trip already in Maalea, because the west side of Maui also offers a nice ride. When you hit the North Loop the Highway narrows down... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

As another reviewer noted, the road changes from State road 30 to County road 340. It the road to Hana scared you, turn around when Hwy 30 ends. If you continue on the views are spectacular and the drive reveals a hidden side of Maui. Even the locals recommend driving clockwise so you are hugging the mountainside rather than the... More 

Thank DaydreaminginDenver
Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Jeffreysgirl2009
Concord, California
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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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