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North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

Maui, HI
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Ranked #67 of 170 Attractions in Maui
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don't let the "white knuckle " reviews scare you. Totally worth the experience. Views of the island you will not get on other roads. Even the locals were courteous on the path!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had been warned that this road was very scary, so skipped it on our first visit to Maui. We were determined to try it this time. We chose to go around clockwise (west to east), so the lane we were in would hug the cliff, rather than be next to the dropoff. Good choice. The road is paved the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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65 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This drive has some of the best views of the coastline of West Maui and indeed all of Maui. In driving difficulty, it is between the Northern Road to Hana (clockwise direction) and the "Back Road to Hana" (counter-clockwise direction). It is much shorter in driving time than either of the Roads to Hana. I took this drive before driving... More 

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PA
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48 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove this road from Wailuku to Lahaina. Like the road from Hana to Kaupo, it's carved into the cliff face, very curvy and often 1 lane. Unlike the road to Kaupo, it's paved the entire way and there are numerous pull-offs for cars to go into in order to avoid head-on collisions with oncoming cars. Visibility on the road... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What an incredible drive. we were in a nissan sentra and besides a few little traffic jams in which you had to get close to the bush in order to pass, it was a fantastic drive. not for people scared of heights or narrow roads with tight/blind turns. made me a better driver after having succeeded at driving this road.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First thing first, it is a must do awesome drive. there a streets in NY narrower than this road and people are far less polite there. Locals are very welcoming and if you behave on the road they respect you back. Second, unlike few drivers we saw ahead of us holding the foot on the brake, you do drive on... More 

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This trip made the road to Hana seem like it was the kiddie park. I loved this one more, but you literally are praying that anyone else on the road is paying attention and not speeding. We saw one lane road signs and thought "oh wow that's wider than it's been". This road cannot accommodate a slew of people like... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was told this would be a beautiful but white-knuckle drive, and I was told I should drive from west to east (clockwise). This was really great advice, as you will be on the inside lane rather than on cliff's edge. Driving north from Lahaina, after passing Kapalua, the road becomes a little more narrow and a lot more curvy.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We took this trip without realizing the danger and once you start it is hard to turn around. It is mostly a one-lane road and there is no way to turn around. The driver certainly cannot enjoy the views and the passenger has to help look for oncoming traffic so not much enjoyment there. Would not do it again and... More 

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Gold Coast
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We didn't plan to do this drive, but just kept on going past Honolua Bay. I didn't look at the map too closely & to be honest it didn't look to bad on paper! However, we had such fun, but it was not for the faint hearted. If you aren't comfortable with sheer drops, hair pin bends and many, many... More 

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