Great scenery and vistas from volcano to ocean along with the opportunity to experience a change in climate and topography. From 86 degrees along the shore down to 58 degrees over the pass.
About Saddle Road
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The Saddle Road is definitely the easiest way between Kona and Hilo. the round-the-ends roads are more interesting, but for safety and quick, it can't be beaten.
Easy drive over paved roads. You will experience temperature changes along the route. Access to some state parks and observatory. There are rest stops along the way.
It was a great relief when the Saddle Road was paved and finally open to the public. This is a speedy connection between Hilo and Kona (and vice-versa), traveling between two great mountains. The scenery is out-of-this-world as you climb between fields of cinder cones....More