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Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua to Honolulu.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

We drove this route back to Honolulu after leaving Lanikai, while I was primarily paying attention to the road (as all drivers should be doing), I was able to see to catch a few glimpses of the views; this is probably one of the most...More

Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We were in Oahu for just a day and a half, mostly to see Pearl Harbor, before heading to Kauai. After an early morning Pearl Harbor tour, we went to lunch and took a short nap to recover from jet lag. Then, we headed out...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

After landing at the airport we took this road to go to our rental at North Shore. The view was fabulous. Great way to get a first look of your surroundings.

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Great view of the valley toward the east-side of the island. The history of the spot adds to the significance of the area. It was an easy drive from Honolulu. It is a easy paved walk from the parking lot to the overlook.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We decided to drive along the coast to the north shore and we took the Pali Highway - easy drive and interesting due to its history of having been a cow path and an old carriage way. Beautiful scenery along the way. I love Oahu...More

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Short drive from Honolulu and provides a great view of the east side of the island. The day we visited was very windy, perhaps hurricane force winds as it was very difficult to stand. The view was overcast but could tell it would be beautiful...More

Thank K O
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you are crossing O’ahu on Rte 63, this overlook is worth a stop if the visibility is clear. An easy pullout off the Pali Highway, with a large parking area and an easy walk to the lookout. Allow perhaps 20 minutes.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

If you rent a car you can't miss this drive. The sceneries are gorgeous, but only few places to stop. We did it at least twice to enjoy the beautiful views.

Thank luciazgz
Reviewed November 6, 2016

A short 15 mile trip from Honolulu to Kanehoe Bay. Stop at the Pali lookout and take in the view of the bay and the windward side of Oahu. Be aware that it can be very windy at the lookout. Also, the location, like most...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed July 1, 2016

Aloha, please enjoy the island. Please drive with Aloha and be courteous to others. We drive this road every day for business, school, and athletic activity reasons Folks are kind to each other around here and we all need to keep that in perspective when...More

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