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Hana Highway

Route in Maui County, Hawaii

Travel Tips

Driving and Preparation

Prepare for a long drive with many stops; motion sickness medication recommended for those prone. 1

Start early, bring snacks and water, and plan your stops in advance. 2

Start early, bring cash for parking and stands, wear hiking shoes. 3

Start early to avoid crowds and take your time to enjoy the stops along the way. 4

Enhancing the Experience

Download the tour in advance to use offline. Start early to make the most of your day. 5

A private tour can enhance the experience with personalized stops and insights. 6

Consider a guided tour to fully enjoy the journey without the stress of driving. 7

Start early and consider downloading the Road to Hana GyPSy Guide for an enhanced experience. 8

Safety and Comfort

Dress comfortably and bring a camera for the stunning views. Motion sickness medication recommended for those prone to it due to winding roads. 9

Taking Time to Enjoy

Take more than two and a half hours to enjoy the journey, ideally stopping for local treats and views. 10

Take your time to explore the waterfalls, beaches, and local eateries along the way. 11

The journey is the destination; don't rush. 12

About

Attractions

  • 🌊 Twin Falls: A picturesque waterfall stop at Mile Marker 2, accessible via a 1.8-mile trail.
  • 🌴 Waikamoi Ridge Trail: A scenic hiking trail at Mile Marker 9.5 through a lush old-growth forest.
  • 🌺 Maui Garden of Eden Arboretum: A 26-acre garden at Mile Marker 10.5 with hiking trails and views of Keopuka Rock.
  • πŸŒ‹ Hana Lava Tube: A cave formed during a volcanic eruption, located after Mile Marker 31.
  • πŸ–οΈ Hana Town: A laid-back seaside town with a flower farm, beach, and opportunities for relaxation.
  • πŸŒ„ Ohe'o Gulch Pools: Beyond Hana, part of Haleakala National Park with the Seven Sacred Pools and Waimoku Falls.

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Route Options

  • πŸ›£οΈ Classic Road to Hana Route: Follows Maui's northeastern coast from Kahului to Hana town.
  • πŸ”„ Circle Tour Route: Extends the classic route to complete a loop around eastern Maui.
  • πŸ” Road to Hana Reverse Drive: Drives the classic route in reverse, starting from Hana back to Kahului.

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Best Stops

  • 🌿 Twin Falls: A popular waterfall stop at Mile Marker 2, though it can be crowded.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Waikamoi Ridge Trail: A less crowded hiking trail at Mile Marker 9.5 through a lush forest.
  • 🌸 Maui Garden of Eden Arboretum: A 26-acre garden at Mile Marker 10.5 with stunning views.
  • πŸŒ‹ Hana Lava Tube: A unique cave formation after Mile Marker 31, worth exploring with a flashlight.
  • 🏝️ Hana Town: A charming seaside town with a flower farm, beach, and historical charm.
  • 🌊 Ohe'o Gulch Pools: Part of Haleakala National Park, offering the Seven Sacred Pools and Waimoku Falls.

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Driving Tips

  • πŸš— Drive Carefully: The road is narrow and winding, with over 600 curves and one-lane bridges.
  • πŸ•’ Best Time to Start: Begin between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to avoid heavy traffic and capture great photos.
  • πŸŒ„ Early Departure: Leaving early in the morning optimizes time and helps avoid traffic congestion on the route.

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