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Dangerous - and no need to take it to see the good stuff

I agree that the majority will find this a scary experience - and the risk/reward for even doing it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ducksdelux
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Death at every corner

We were following the Gypsy app (great by the way) and just exploring around. The app said if you... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Dan S
via mobile
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Maui's northern coastal scenic route.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible26%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I agree that the majority will find this a scary experience - and the risk/reward for even doing it is low. The reason - almost all the good stuff around the north shore of West Maui is from Kapalua around to the Ohia Trail -...More

Thank Ducksdelux
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were following the Gypsy app (great by the way) and just exploring around. The app said if you want an adventure keep going but roads are narrow and winding. That was an understatement. Some folks on here saying not a big deal but it...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

When we were in Hawaii a few years ago. I was told that the best way to see this is on the public Bus. As you can guess, "They" were right. It was a very pleasant trip and I most heartily recommend it for those...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

In 2016 I had the opportunity to drive Highway Route 340 on vacation to Maui. I am no novice to driving as I easily put on over 30,000 miles a year in my car and my job does not involve driving for business. I will...More

Thank jamesrD751ZB
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the drive. The scenery was awesome! The place where we stayed said it was "not recommended" to drive there, but others said it was not a problem. Since we do a lot of travelling in the Western states, we are accustomed to...More

1  Thank coppermae
Reviewed 3 March 2017

On our final day in Maui, we decided to drive this road. This was not an easy decision, because I had seen a few reviews here on TA and on other websites that described this highway as perilous and unsafe. However, I thought that perhaps...More

9  Thank djbeez
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Awesome drive great views. It did pour rain at some points causing some small washouts, but just take it slow and your good to go. All the people who scream and cried in their reviews must live in a bubble, enjoy life folks!

1  Thank Mrousseau85
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The scenery on this road is cool. However you kind of pay for it. A little nerve racking on this road since there are a lot of single car width road and a cliff on one side. It is difficult when another car comes up...More

1  Thank Sean L
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I just completed the entire Maui figure 8, starting and ending in Wailuku. I drove highway 340 in a counterclockwise direction, despite the advice of others and boy am I glad I chose the opposite way. To start, as long as you're not driving like...More

2  Thank Justin S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

LOL ... I may regret giving this "activity" such a high rating, because the other comments are certainly true. Successfully completing the drive yields a stop at a nice gift shop where you can get a T-shirt with a cool picture of a guy driving...More

3  Thank Scott B
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Cindy P
1 January 2017|
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Response from Ducksdelux | Reviewed this property |
I assume you are coming from Lahaina/Kaanapali north past Kapalua. Recommendations in order as driving. Note that none of these places have big easy signs - or any signs, read the guidebooks, use maps etc to find them. 1... More
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Marianne W
3 December 2016|
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Response from Ducksdelux | Reviewed this property |
It varies as the road goes up over higher ground and descends frequently to sea level to cross river valleys. At its highest, several hundred feet.
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ugagal1
30 May 2016|
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Response from Ducksdelux | Reviewed this property |
The answer is - DONT drive from Kahului to Kaanapali. on 340. You will be on the outside on a road with no guard rail, drop offs and mostly no room to pass - backing up around blind corners needed. See my one star review of... More
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