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Address: Highway 340, between Waihe'e and Honokahua, Maui, HI

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Not to bad when not knowing

Went down this road because Google maps suggested it instead of going through Hana. The views are beautiful but the road is nerve racking. Most points I had my hands in a death... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt E
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is all about the Kahekili Highway from the blowhole eastward to Wailuku and Kahului. I was told by locals that this would be the worst stretch of road I would find in the island. I tend to agree. Details to follow, but I say if you have a safe confident driver, then do it. If not, turn around at... More 

Thank Mikey G
Bendigo, Australia
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this drive in fine weather in a clockwise direction - no wind, no rain - and still it was terrifying. Our satnav gave us a warning to turn back, but we could not understand what it was talking about, there did not appear to be any obvious problems with the road other than warnings about falling rocks. Next... More 

Thank Fay K
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went down this road because Google maps suggested it instead of going through Hana. The views are beautiful but the road is nerve racking. Most points I had my hands in a death grip because of the single lane road with high winds. Good thing the wife didn't tell me how close I was from the edge most of the... More 

1 Thank Matt E
Covina, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is better than road to Hana for sure. Blowhole is the most impressive place for my road trip. Furthermore, you can see the sea view which far more better than road to Hana!!

Thank Hao G
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This trip is not for the faint at heart. If you're up for an a scary adventure with some great views then definitely travel around this highway clockwise only. The only reason we didn't chicken out and turn back was because going the other direction was even scarier. Once your are in, you are committed. Stop at Julia's Best Banana... More 

Thank Cindy K
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I gave it an average rating because this drive can go either way depending on what you are looking for in your travels. No matter what you seek, EVERYONE should read the lower star ratings as they are spot on - this is not for the faint hearted or those who are wanting a leisurely drive. Every thing they said... More 

Thank M R
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

my husband and I loved this ride. Now I'm not saying it was a piece of cake, but we have driven places with roads similar to this like Dominica, and driving is on the left there (as well as steering wheels) to boot. That said, it wasn't a huge shock driving this road. There are plenty of places to stop... More 

Thank hikingchickie
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband drove on this road. I told him to slow down every minute or so, drove him crazy. But, he drove carefully and we made it. We did get stuck for about 2 hours in the middle of the road due to a massive traffic jam that blocked both sides (due to fires on the other side of the... More 

Thank carycat1
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The road to Haleakala was closed this day so we decided to drive around the Kahekili Hwy. We only made it a mile or so into the single lane road until we were involved in a friendly 20 car 'stand off of vehicles wishing to pass each other on the single lane road. It took two hours to get everyone... More 

Thank Braveliver
Central PA
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My main goal was to find Honolua Bay, so my husband and I drove and drove until we indeed found the bay. I was so happy! It was gorgeous. There was a sweet lady there selling jewelry, and I just had to buy a turtle necklace at Honolua Bay. Perfect! When we left, we took a left instead of heading... More 

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