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Kohala Mountain Road

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Address: Route 250, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Lovely drive

Drove from Hawi to Waimea to enjoy the recommended experience. It was lovely This was because of the interesting variety of scenery and good views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David G
Boca Raton, Florida
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Eugene, OR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are going to the North shore go to Waimes take 250 to Hawi, stop for ice cream at Tropical dreams/Kohala Coffee mill, return via coast.

Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from Hawi to Waimea to enjoy the recommended experience. It was lovely This was because of the interesting variety of scenery and good views.

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Malolo Island, Fiji
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool your jets and fasten your seat belts as you drive this 19 mile twisty, narrow two lane road on the spine of the Kohala volcano. It goes from Waimea to Hawi and passes through God's country for sure. The rolling green hills are dotted with cattle and horses. The ironwood trees form a tunnel along part of the road.... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this route to Kohala Zipline. Stopped at the Parker Ranch store on the way. Awesome views, however the day we went it was super windy. Not a lot of pullouts to take pictures.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This road is a must drive when visiting the BIg Island. I recommend driving it to the south and east from Hawi to Waimea for the best views. The variety of climates in this area is impressive. Take lots of photos and try to drive it when the mountains are fairly clear.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful drive through the farms and changing landscape. Great how you are told the altitude you are at along the way

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great car ride over the Kohala volcano w views of the area and even sweeping views down to the ocean. Traveled from Waimea to Hawi taking friends on tour I have enjoyed many years. There are also ranches along the way w cattle and cowboys too. Suggest visiting Hawi and it's shops if making the trip including the great cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The views from this road are so beautiful, yet with usual precautions, very safe. Be mindful of wind/ rain/ fog. I love how the air becomes cooler, the wind kicks up a notch and your soul starts to wake up. I've been lucky to drive this road a few times on this trip- it's especially gorgeous from Waimea to Hawi... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This road takes you through ranch country, along tree-lined roads and up to some dramatic views of the coastline. At the end, turn right. Afrpter a short drive is the famous statue of Hawaii's unifier (with a good public restroom right behind).

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

If you want/need to drive from Hawi to Waimea (or vice-versa, though you can pull over more easily to take photos of the view going towards Waimea), the Kohala Mountain Road is a gorgeous way to go and an easy road to drive. Through ranch lands, crazy beautiful vistas down the mountain to the South Kohala Coast, and unbelievably intense... More 

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