Explore the Road to Hana

Hana Highway - Search Nearby - Added by Matt Ford

Amazing views. A unique driving experience. Duration: the whole day. Waterfalls. Beaches. Fields.

Start near Paia on Highway 36 and head east. The road is famous for its many twists and turns, so consider taking lots of breaks to get some fresh air and avoid getting car sick. There are many stops along the way, from ice cream to medium length hikes.

Some of the Best Stops:

  • Coconut Glen's: the best coconut milk ice cream you will ever have. Glen serves up healthy, tasty ice cream from his unique location at mile marker 27.5.
  • Wai'anapanapa State Park: explore the lava tubes and swim at Black Rock Beach.
  • Pools at Ohe'o: enjoy a short hike through a bamboo forest before arriving at the falls of Mahahiku, you can also swim in the pools below the falls.

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Chillin
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Beach
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

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Tight Roads!

The road to Hana was an experience. We bought a $15 CD at the gas station to give us a "play by play" along the way - totally worth it. The ride itself is somewhat unnerving if you're not the one driving with tight turns, often one lane, and close to the cliff edge. Otherwise, very scenic passing local spots, waterfalls, and even guys jumping out of the forest with some "Maui Wowie." The stops along the way as mentioned in the review are worth it - especially the lava tubes and state park at the end. Otherwise, Hana itself can be disappointing (but maybe because there's all this buildup all day driving to it).

Hana is my favorite part of the island

When we go to Maui, Hana is my favorite place. I always wish we planned more time to spend there. I can't recommend it enough.

Definitely worth driving if you're in Maui!!!

The drive on the Road to Hana is stunning, winding through the rainforest with lots of stops for food and for gorgeous views. Make sure to put aside the majority of the day, as it's quite long and the road is windy, so you'll want to take your time. I agree with Brian - we went the whole way around, and though it's interesting at first, the road gets difficult and there aren't many stops after the Seven Sacred Pools (this was my favourite stop on the way through though!). I recommend turning around here and heading back. Try to leave early to beat the traffic, as it's very popular! Mahalo!