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Scenic drive with hiking opportunities

Nice drive off Highway 19. A mile or two in (from the southern end) is a small trailhead from which you can hike down to the bay. We thought the hike was worth the time and effort... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Nice drive off Highway 19. A mile or two in (from the southern end) is a small trailhead from which you can hike down to the bay. We thought the hike was worth the time and effort -- a nice little break from the car with lots of photo opportunities.

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This is a 4 mile scenic drive that doesn't disappoint. The views are spectacular. Don't forget to stop by Coconut Willy's and buy a cold coconut. He will cut it open for you to drink, then he will cut out the fresh coconut for you to take with you. Nicest guy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this Onomea Bay by coincidence. I am glad we did because this place is absolutely amazing. It's a short drive from Hilo. You park on the side of the road and walk down the side of the hill for about 10 minutes. The pictures don't do it any justice!

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NY, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were heading north from Hilo towards the Tropical Botanic Gardens and noticed cars parked alongside of the road. This is usually an indication that there is something to see we pulled over. Make sure you have shoes with good treads and mosquito repellent. Even though we walked only a short distance, the trail was muddy from the recent rain... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We did the scenic drive to the bay from the Hilo side. Take your time, it's a slow road but an easy drive. Stop at the pull off and walk down to the bay. Make sure to take the Donkey Trail at the edge of the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens fence. Steep climb back but a paved trail. Wish we had... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We took the gorgeous scenic route off Old Mamolahoa hwy to find a quaint hiking trail down the undeveloped coastline to Onomea Bay. We were blown away by the beauty and isolation once down past the botanical gardens (which we decided to skip after finding the cheaper more natural option). We did not see another human after we passed the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Lo e the nostalgic feel of old hawaii going through the windy road of this scenic route. Takes you away from the modern city life and let's you enjoy the beautiful scenery all around you. The breath taking sites are sure to make any photographer shutter happy.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I don't think I'd go 20-30 miles out of my way to see this drive but, because it's on the way between Hilo and Akaka Falls, it was a very convenient. It is better to take the drive south to north because most of the pullouts are on the right hand, ocean side. The road goes thru very lush and... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

stopped here while doing the 4 mile scenic drive -- this is a do not miss! just pull over to the side of the road, cross very carefully! great views from the top of the cliffs. We must have been there 30 minutes taking in the views, it was that great. Looks like it would be an easy walk down... More 

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Young Harris, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Easy walk down. The view is beautiful! When you get down near the bay make the right turn to get to the rock beach. There's a guard to keep you from entering the botanical gardens. The mosquitoes will keep you from spending much time down by the water. But it is beautiful! Walking back up stop & look at the... More 

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