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North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

#135 of 341 things to do in Maui
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Challenging one way drive

We began the north loop drive laughing at people going the other way as it was banked back very far. Driving clockwise around the loop, we were enjoying the beautiful road. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Suburban Chicago
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A 45 minute drive on a one lane paved path (it's barely a car length wide), overgrown with vegetation (no signs of maintenance!) hugging the mountain (watch for falling rocks!) that left us nauseous with terror. No guard rails! Most of the turns are blind so you have no idea what's coming at you head on. At one point, we... More 

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Parkdale
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We began the north loop drive laughing at people going the other way as it was banked back very far. Driving clockwise around the loop, we were enjoying the beautiful road. We went through Kapalua and bought an ice cream and continued our journey. The views were great along the drive and that is where the four stars came from.... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I was scared to death to do this road, so my husband said when it went to one lane he would turn around, well by the time it turned there was no where to turn around, and I am deathly afraid of heights, and honestly it was amazing, we went slow, had a chevy convertible, and did just fine, if... More 

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Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

My husband and I are staying at the Ritz and decided to take a drive North. The road started out as a beautiful and very scenic road. It does wind around a lot, but that was fine. Then, without warning, shortly after the blow hole stop, it becomes a one lane road with no option to turn around. There is... More 

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pgh
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

great drive. interesting towns great coastlines fantastic banana bred and ice cones. do it everytime we go to maui - which is at least once a year.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

These people talking about how dangerous this drive is are either new drivers or spend their time driving the plains of Kansas. Road is paved all the way, and has about a 10 mile stretch that is narrow to one lane ofter. All you have to do is take your time, enjoy the views, pay attention to other vehicles and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Although the Road to Hana is far more popular, this coastline road around the North shore of Maui was beautiful as well. And as an added bonus there were significantly less tourists. There are plenty of place to stop with beautiful cliff views to the ocean. One of our favorite stops along the way was Honolua Park/Mokuleia Bay. I wished... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Definitely a road trip to take. Stop along the road sides for the local meals and drinks. The scenery is unbelievable and definitely better than the Road to Hana

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Thank CharmaineCregan
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I would say this drive is better in some ways than the road to Hana; it is less crowded, has amazing views, and is a shorter day. The road to Hana has more beaches; the west Maui north shore drive has more cliffs and crashing waves. I drove the route both ways. We went clockwise first (the "easier" way). It... More 

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DTW
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Not for the easily excitable. I'm glad to say that I did it but, I'd never do it again! Longest 8.1 miles that you'll ever drive.

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