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Address: Oahu, HI
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Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua...

Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua to Honolulu.

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Beautiful drive

Love this drive. And do a stop at the Pali lookout at the top. I'm lucky enough to drive this about once a week from home to Kailua on the weekends. The H3 is even a more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2015
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 in Hawaii has plenty of wild chickens present. For fun, bring something to feed the... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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 enjoying the road. We let each other in, don't cut folks off, and smile. Enjoy..just... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nice drive from the windward to leeward side of the island, with the added benefit that the Pali lookout is accessible from this highway. The turnoff for the lookout takes you on the old Pali highway to allow you to experience what the old road was like.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a very pretty drive through the "jungle" area of Oahu. Short drive from Honolulu, and very pretty.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Love this drive. And do a stop at the Pali lookout at the top. I'm lucky enough to drive this about once a week from home to Kailua on the weekends. The H3 is even a more beautiful drive.

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1 Thank travelmeisteren
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

A great highway with great views. We enjoy this highway although it becomes congested at times. It has lots of curves and elevation changes.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

There is not a way to walk or bike from anywhere in Kaneohe/Kailua to Honolulu without getting out in the middle of traffic. 10 miles vs 28 if you have to go around Hawaii Kai, and no walking or bike paths around there, just very dangerous hairpin turns. Failure of infrastructure in Hawaii as usual. On the flipside the road... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

The pali view will always have sentimental value for me. When I was a kid, we have pictures of my father and me when I was a kid. Whenever we are in hi, we stop and take pictures with my kids. Pali now costs $3.00 to park and now there are signs that state not to walk down the old... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

What a lovely drive! I thoroughly enjoyed our drive up to the lookout on this road. The mountains are stunning, and the views down to the water are beautiful as well. I recommend it!

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Left Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

A beautiful winding road up over the mountains that at the top has a lookout that provides great views of the windward side and overlooks Kialua. This is a must stop along the highway, and in itself worth the venture for those that have never seen it. Weekends you can often find vendors here selling crafts, such as palm hats... More 

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