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“Nice road, poor night visibility” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Saddle Road

Saddle Road
Hawaii Highway 200, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #10 of 50 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: Built in 1942, this 53-mile long road is extremely dangerous with its narrow structure, blind turns, rough surface and single-lane bridges.
fort worth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Nice road, poor night visibility”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The road was paved. There is. Park rest stop right at th saddle between the two mountains. Night time fog can ake driving his road hazardous t night if you are not a local.

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utah
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“Improved!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We have driven this road many times over the years! We started driving on it when it wasn't much of a road. The rental car companies banned it. Then it was rough in spots. Now it is paved all the way and the rental companies say you can drive it. It has been widened, straightened ( although it still has many tight curves) and paved. Nice scenic drive to see the diversity of the island.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“good road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We took this rd. to HILO and had no problems. They are currently working on a new road right next to it. But saddle rd was easy driuving.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Not as bad as they say”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This road has this awful reputation but on our 3 trips over it, we found it to be totally fine. The beginning section (on the kona side) is bumpy but after that it's perfectly smooth. Don't be afraid to take Saddle Road.

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Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Oh the sunrise and sunsets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I drive this road often enough from the early mornings to the late evenings. Seeing the sunrise is amazing as the stars are fading away and seeing the sunsets are just as amazing going back to the West side. The turrain is something you will never forget and always appreciate!

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