We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kewl drive!”

Kohala Mountain Range
Book In Advance
More Info
$685.00*
and up
Viator VIP: The Sunset Experience Helicopter Tour from Kona
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Kewl drive!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We drove on this road to Kapa'au from Kohala Coast and what a scenery we saw!

Unlike Highway 19, you would not drive pass hardened lava rock. Instead, you'll feast your sight upon beautiful rolling green hills one after another.

At one point, you'll drive pass a desert range where you'll see some cactus trees,several private horse ranches, and road lined by lush vegetation. On a clear day, you'll be able to see at least 3-4 different mountain ranges: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, and Mauna Loa. If you look to the West, you'll see the Kohala Coast and also the Kawaihae Harbor lined by Pacific ocean.
There's a scenic point that you could stop and take in the vista. :-)

If you're not rushing to your destination, do savor the drive on this road.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank 12Coffee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    16
    7
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
oregon
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

The "mountain road" connecting Waimea to the North Kohala towns is a beautiful drive, but not one to take in a hurry. Parts are lined with majestic Norfolk Pines; other sections give you magnificent views over the hillside to the seaside far below. It can be windy or even rainy, but it can also be sparkling sunshine. It's enjoyable either way and a sure way to experience a part of Hawaii different from the rest.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank OregonDuck87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Silicon Valley
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive from Waimea north to the Hawi”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Beautiful drive along the Kohala section - lots of lush farmland, beautiful views, nice drive. In Hawi, check out the Mo'okini Heiau in the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument (~1 mile past the Upolu airport - the dirt road was dry and we had no problem getting out to it in our 2WD rental). Beautiful / stark landscape, a fitting landscape for the thousands of human sacrifices here. http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=10746507111704230325

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
Thank The_JohnnyB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kohala Mountain Range also viewed

Hawi, Island of Hawaii
Kapaau, Island of Hawaii
 
Waimea, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Kohala Mountain Range? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing