Hana Highway - Road to Hana

Hana Highway - Road to Hana

Hana Highway - Road to Hana
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Connecting Kahului to Hana, this highway is a tourist attraction in and of itself, rewarding drivers with spectacular views of Maui's mountainous east coast.
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,785 contributions
Sep 2022
This is indeed a beautiful drive with a number of picturesque stops along the way. An early start is essential to ensure a return drive before it gets totally dark. The road is generally in good shape, although it narrows to one lane (for both directions to share) in places. Past Hana (on the way to the Kīpahulu Visitor Center) the road quality starts to deteriorate.
Written 1 February 2023
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LifeaslaurieL
St. George, UT53 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
I remember going on this trip years ago, it was a great Sunday drive thing to do… I know back then you could not go all the way around the island… but now you can, with a high lifted vehicle, well at least not a low sitting car. We were in a minivan, it was a little sketchy.
Please remember, this road is a single lane in all of the dangerous spots, some areas are cliffside, others, barely wide enough for one car let alone two… this not a drive for timid drivers.
It’s beautiful, but please be careful, awake and aware when driving. It took us 8 hours to go around the whole Island, Lahaina to Lahaina… we did stop about an hour and 1/2 all in… enjoy the ride !
Written 29 January 2023
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Leanne D
21 contributions
Jan 2023
We were so excited to go see the road to Hana. There were a couple of beaches that were pretty, lots of winding roads, and nothing much else other than tourist traps.. It might have been nicer of it was ever sunny, but in 6 days on the island we saw the sun twice for about an hour. Dont bother with the island during rainly season. Lots of hype, nothing more than narrow roads with tourists running up and down looking for something to do .
Written 29 January 2023
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Amanda R
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
We were really excited for this drive, I am a nature photographer so waterfalls, flora, and fauna are my jam. Unfortunately, the weather was not in our favor: It POURED rain the whole way to Hana. We hoped it might clear a bit for our return trip but no, it rained even harder on the return drive. The waterfalls raged beyond their banks, the rain unrelenting, the surf was rough. I thought I was prepared for the weather with rain gear for myself and my equipment, but it wasn’t enough. I was soaked through. My camera got very wet (even with a rain sleeve). It was messy. I will put in a plug for Aunt Sally’s Banana Bread and for the food trucks in Hana — so tasty. But if you decide to go when the weather app predicts 100% rain, well, you just might want to reconsider. We were completely soaked after our first walkabout and as we drove further, it just got worse. And photos? Not very good because of the gray skies and raging water.
Written 27 January 2023
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Wendy D
Silverdale, WA10 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Long winding narrow road with too many cars and large trucks. Glad we went, but would never go again. Amazing views from some spots.
Written 27 January 2023
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TimMelbourneAust
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Reading all of the negative reviews on here, I started to have second thoughts about doing the Road to Hana. Well, I am glad I didn’t listen to all of the complaining, because we did this drive (from Paia to Hana, camped the night then returned) and it was incredible. If you are a halfway decent driver, you will be fine with this trip. I am from Australia so it was opposite side of the road for me, and it wasn’t a problem. Just remember that you need to pull over to let locals past (if they’re driving a Toyota Tacoma - they’re probably a local!). The only gripe is that there could be better signage from the many waterfalls, but if you do enough research you’ll find them! Cheers
Written 21 January 2023
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Luz C
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Road to Hana- front and back is a bit long. The front end is beautiful and so well worth the ride. The back end road is bumpy and tiresome. Next time around I’ll be more careful to select only the front end.
Written 20 January 2023
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Isaiah B
Hanford, CA1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Great fun place, you can get some absolutely sick and awesome wave action on one of the beaches. Totally recommend. Fun.
Written 18 January 2023
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Canadienne5
Maricopa, AZ48 contributions
Jan 2023
We decided to drive a bit of the highway to Hana since we found ourselves with a free day while in Maui {We drove to the town of Hana and turned around and drove back the way we came}. We had been given a convertible Camaro by Budget Rent a car and so with the top down, some snacks and drinks and a full tank of gas we embarked on the infamous highway. I was expecting to ask my husband to turn around and expecting to get motion sick but sitting in the front seat combined with the open top and fresh breeze of the convertible made it so I didn't feel sick at all. As a preventative measure we took an Advil and a Zantac prior to the trip, too. We stopped at the Twin Falls and hiked up to see them. I would recommend good footwear - Keens or water sock type shoes. Your feet will get wet and you'll slip in places so good shoes is a must. I definitely didn't enjoy the hike as much as I could have since I wore Fitflops. The foliage and the trails are so stunning. The swimming holes where the waterfalls are will be populated and busy but people were friendly and offered to take our photos for us. It was a very pleasant hike. Continuing the drive, we stopped at the Island Chef road side food stand {Excellent fresh fish and chips} and the Nahiku Jewelry store where I dropped about $500 Canadian on pretty jewelry and souvenirs. We continued the drive to Hana and stopped at their general store called Hasegawa Gen. Store. I bought some vegetables to cook later for supper, drinks and post cards. We turned around and headed back. Advice - get to Aunty Sandy's banana bread stand early since she closes as soon as she is sold out. We really enjoyed this drive; it took about 7 hours start to finish getting there and back to our rental in Kihei. The drive is just beautiful beautiful beautiful. I am glad we went even though we are both prone to motion sickness. It is worth driving at least a part of the highway.
Written 16 January 2023
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shaila
Dallas, TX13 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Road to Hana is a windy narrow road that takes you through some gorgeous views of the trees and tropics Maui has to offer! And it’s flooded with waterfalls! If you don’t know where to stop, you could miss all the extra stuff and just drive through! There about a dozen waterfalls just steps from the road and several trails to hike! We stopped at the bamboo forest, rainbow trees and two waterfalls and it took about 2 hours! *if you want to go to black sand beach or hike pipiwai trail you’ll need a reservation through the state park*
Also, there are several huts and food trucks to stop at (more towards the end).
If you keep driving check out MauiWine!
Written 15 January 2023
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