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“Nice way to make the trip to the other side of the island/” 4 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.
Hesperia, Ca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Nice way to make the trip to the other side of the island/”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

It is a nice two lane road that connects Hilo to Kona...Very pretty!!! Some construction going on but not too bad. Enjoy the journey!

Visited June 2013
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Auburn, Washington
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“Sweet drive over the hump.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great way to get from Hilo Kona fast. Not as amazing scenery as going to the outside the highway 19 or 11 the west side way. But if your making the trip over and back worth the Scenery.

Visited April 2013
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Arizona
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Awesome drive for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We took this to Mauna Kea and then down the other side from east to west. (Hilo to Waimea)

Green dreamscape... we hit this about 6pm coming off of Mauna Kea into dense fog coming down the mountain. We could see little patches of intense green hills. When the fog broke, we saw this purple, orange sunset just above the water with green fields and hills. We stopped to take many photos! Awesome!

Visited June 2013
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SLC, UT
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Nice drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Took this road on our last day to get from Hilo back to the airport in Kona. It is nicely paved the whole way. The views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are nice when there isn't cloud cover. The Kona end is a bit more narrow and roller coastery. Had to ask the hubby to slow down so I didn't get sick but he was having fun driving it. I can see how it would be more treacherous in the dark and fog. But during the day it's a fine road for crossing the island.

Visited May 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“It's just a road.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The only reason to drive this road is to take the shortest way from the Kona coast up to the Mauna Kea visitor information center. It's a pretty enough drive, but there are lots of pretty drives on the Big Island. The road can be narrow at times, and has its twists and turns, but imo, is really nothing special. It's paved and presents no unexpected hazards, really.

Visited May 2013
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