North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30, Maui: Address, Phone Number, North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30 Reviews: 4.5/5

North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30

North Loop Coastline Road Hwy 30
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Michael Denis M
Castlewellan, UK316 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Admittedly this is a challenging ride on a sometimes perilously narrow road etched into the cliff side around the northern edge of Maui. Take it and you are rewarded with stunning coastline views and waves crashing along the rugged coastline.
The Highway itself is well paved, but the challenge is trying to pass oncoming traffic on a one lane road!!! I have to say, though that the drivers I met were full of ‘Aloha’ and passing was accomplished with minimum fuss.
I travelled the road clockwise from Kapulua to Kahului and you get stunning vies of Kahului as you descend from the cliff side highway.
This has to be one of the great scenic highway drives.
Written May 11, 2022
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,162 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
We drove this route to get to the Nakele Blowhole. It is very steep, winding and scenic. We kept going after the blowhole to Highway 340, where it becomes even more narrow, winding, with one lane, hairpin turns, and no guard rails. I recommend traveling clockwise in order to stay close to the mountainside and away from the ledges. Not for the feint of heart.
Written September 22, 2021
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Mary C
Fairbanks, AK17 contributions
Jan 2021
We weighed our decision to drive all the way around the North Coast vs turning around at the Blowhole and read all the comments pro and con before finally deciding to venture forth past the Blowhole. It was an incredible driving experience and really worth the trouble for the driver. It seems to me that this trip is best enjoyed with an SUV or jeep. It is also important to relax and drive as slow as the speed limit suggests. Be prepared to back up or move on to the side wherever you see a pull-out when approaching an oncoming car. Sharing the road with a single lane was a new experience. We just loved the drive. The next day we drove around Haleakala and that road was even more challenging and also worth it.
Written January 24, 2021
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Blair Y
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Ok, this drive has seriously stunning views. Unlike anything I've ever seen. That being said, if you choose to drive this route it may very well be the last thing you ever see because it is legit treacherous and terrifying after you pass the blowhole. And unnerving a bit before. But coming from Kaanapali beach- DO NOT drive past the blowhole unless you are all good with knowing it could be your last drive ever. And that is not an exaggeration. Think one, narrow lane sandwiched between a cliff and an ocean, no where to back up if you meet an oncoming vehicle. I have never been scared easily and have traveled quite a bit and I was white knuckling this one with my two kids in the back seat. Hard pass. Never, ever again.
Written March 27, 2022
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Sue M
Eastham, MA50 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Visiting in early January and thought we’d take a “little drive” around the north end of the island. As the driver (and not super confident) I definitely would not have done this drive if I’d read the reviews. Had no idea what we were in for. Headed out on the route clockwise. The scenery is gorgeous, and we enjoyed the walk to Honolau Bay through the rain forest (a must see!). As we continued on, more great views and I told my friends I wished we were driving counter-clockwise to better appreciate the dramatic scenery. That wish dissolved instantly when we found ourselves on the one-lane road. Wow! Extremely narrow w only occasional pullouts with just enough room for an oncoming car to squeeze past. Thank god we were on the inside, hugging the hillside, or I would have def turned around. We took it slow, looked several curves ahead, where possible, to see oncoming cars. Being early Jan, there were not as many as other reviewers experienced. I’m sure the few locals we encountered got a laugh out of my terrified expression as they zipped by. We were very happy to have done the drive once it was done, but not sure I would do it again. It is as others have described—stunning and frightening.
Written January 4, 2022
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jmacintexas
Dripping Springs, TX33 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We consider ourselves to be pretty adventurous, but we also like to enjoy ourselves. We thought the road from Kapalua up to the Blowhole was fairly tricky with narrow lanes and blind curves, but if you drive cautiously and slowly, it was enjoyable and worth it! However, we came upon a large group on bikes taking up the road after a blind curve, and then we were passed on another blind curve by some idiots in a convertible, and that’s when we decided we would turn around after the blowhole and not risk the much narrower road past it. On our excursion to the blowhole, we pulled over many times to take in the absolutely beautiful, wild and and rugged views. Definitely stop at Honolua Bay Lookout and do the short access trail to the bay for a gorgeous walk through the tall forest, wandering chickens and a rugged beach.
Written December 23, 2020
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Mississauga, Canada1,482 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Counterclockwise starting in Wailuku is probably the best route. Your energy and focus is better in the early part of this route. It’ll be needed to safely navigate some of the narrower sections and the blind corners. The road gets progressively better and is routine after Kapalua.
So many beautiful spots to stop and enjoy the views. Shortly after Karen Lei’s gallery you can admire the blowhole from up high.
Written February 29, 2020
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Amber M
213 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful drive and lots to stop and see along the road. Very windy and risky road to drove on. We ended up turning around when it got to the one lane road. Different view of a beautiful island.
Written February 9, 2020
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Michael Denis M
Castlewellan, UK316 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Views of the coastline along Maui’s northern fringe can be seen by driving along Route 30. The road is full of twists and turns - challenging to say the least, but take it slow, drive with ‘aloha’ and take in the spectacular views. There are many little juice shacks, snack spots and viewing turnouts along the way. Slowly make your way from Kapalua to Kahului (or vice versa) and enjoy your adventure.
Written January 20, 2020
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RobertK676
Manassas, VA125 contributions
Apr 2019
We had a fine ride on ths loop. Missed the fountain spring. Don't you. Available native eats.. Great scenery along the way. Birds and animals running across the road, and they can be seen on the sides of the road, tool. Be sure to go if you're on the island.
Written January 3, 2020
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