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This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you do any type of traveling on the west side of the island or in Wanaka Saddle road area you end up taking this road. Is there a scenic route with a lot of desert landscape and beautiful views sea. Just like most roads...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Up county, one of the few roads that go around a significant part of the Big Island. Enjoy the ride.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is a main road on the Big Island. Not sure if it goes all the way around, but it's a main artery from the airport, through Kailua-Kona, and through to Volcanoes Nat'l Park.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Smooth drive and enjoyable. We love the big Island and look forward to making a trip around the island each time we visit.

Thank Time4RandR
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Took this route several times to access points of interest to the north and east coast. There is less traffic than on Hwy. 19 and the views towards the west coast are good.

Thank butterfly8408
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Great views...make sure you have a full tank of gas and some food and water. Road gets very dark at night and if it's cloudy your visibility will be limited, but definitely worth the trip.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This stretch of road has really been improved but could use an increase in the speed limits in many areas. Some areas are 35 MPH when they could easily be 55MPH. Scenic, nice drive.

1  Thank jerdc
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Busy well made road with great views and varied colorful plant life. Als shows different ages of lava

1  Thank FamilymanDoug
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We travelled this highway frequently in both directions. Given it is one lane only for most parts there are always some slow traffic. This is particularly painful during rush hour. Plan accordingly. Going North, there is a massove lava tube right off fhe side of...More

1  Thank tbuehlma
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Being on this highway somehow makes you feel like you're in space! It's absolutely stunning and definitely nothing I've experienced in my life. It's tricky at night due to the lack of lighting. But during the day my face was glued to the windows in...More

2  Thank Saintlysinner
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