Stops Along the Road to Hana: The Ultimate Guide – Wandering Wheatleys (2022)

The quintessential road trip in Maui is the beautiful road to Hana. The road has over a dozen waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and stunning scenery. It is possible to take a road to Hana tour; however, this trip is completely doable independently but does need some confidence in driving abilities.

Don’t miss this amazing road trip as it will likely be a highlight of your vacation. Our road to Hana guide covers the 15 best places to see and some tips for driving. This all-in-one guide includes everything to know about the Road to Hana.

Enjoy!

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  1. Road to Hana Tips
  2. How long is the Road to Hana
  3. Gas on the Hana Highway
  4. Where to Stay in Hana
  5. 1. Ho’okipa Beach Park
  6. 2. Twin Falls
  7. 3. Kaumahina Wayside Lookout
  8. 4. Wailua Lookout
  9. 5. Upper Waikani Falls
  10. 6. West Wailua Iki Waterfalls
  11. 7. Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside
  12. 8. Hana Lava Tube
  13. 9. Wai’anapanapa State Park
  14. 10. Hana BAy beach park
  15. 11. Koki Beach
  16. 12. Hamoa Beach
  17. 13. Ohe’o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
  18. 14. Pipiwai Trail
  19. 15. Piilani Highway
  20. Other Points of Interest
  21. Tips and What to Bring on the Road to Hana Road Trip

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Road to Hana Tips

  • Start the Road to Hana early.
  • Plan to be at the first stop of Ho’okipa before 7 am to ensure you have enough time to complete the entire journey.
  • Many who make this trip to Hana drive to the National Park, and turn around to drive back. We recommend to continue to Kaupo and drive on the Piilani Highway (Route 31) back to Kahului.
  • Try to make it there to see sunset by leaving the Seven Sacred Pools no later than 4:30 pm in winter and 5:30 pm in the summer.
  • Be considerate of traffic, so don’t stop on bridges or park where there are “No Parking” signs and look ahead for one-lane bridges or tight areas.
  • We recommend going to Ho’okipa and the Twin Falls on a separate day combined with Baldwin Beach and the historic town of Paia.

How long is the Road to Hana

Paia to Hana: 45 miles, 2 hours (driving with no stops)
Hana to Ohe’o (Seven Sacred Pools and Bamboo Forrest): 10 miles, 35 minutes
Ohe’o to Kula: 40 miles, 1 hour 45 minutes
Kula to Kahalui: 14 miles, 25 minutes

Gas on the Hana Highway

Before leaving for an epic road trip, make sure to fill up on gas as there are limited gas stations on the Hana Highway. Haiku has a couple of gas stations, and after that, the next station is in Hana. You don’t want to get stuck on the Hana Highway without gas!

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If making a loop and driving around the backside of Haleakala past Volcanoes National Park, the next station after Hana is in Kula. It is only 84 miles between Haiku and Kula via Kaupo; however, with all the stops and slow driving roads make sure to fill up in Hana.

Where to Stay in Hana

Another great option is to break the road trip into two days. It’s a good idea to stay in an adorable bed and breakfast or cottage in Hana. Everything south of Hana and within Volcanoes National Park could be done on the second day, giving more time for exploring each stop and relaxing on the stunning beaches.

Heavenly Hana Paradise is a beautiful top-rated hotel in Hana that’s surrounded by lush greenery. You certainly won’t regret spending a night here during your road to Hana road trip!

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1. Ho’okipa Beach Park

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Ho’okipa Beach Park is an amazing place to spot sea turtles and watch big wave surfing. Turtles come up and sunbathe on the beach, usually arriving an hour before sunset. There is a rope in the sand to prevent overcrowding the turtles so be sure to give them some space.

If planning to take photos, a zoom lens is best, but a camera phone will still capture these beautiful creatures. This is a great stop to watch either a sunrise or sunset. And there’s a small walkway down to a lookout if you want to watch the surfers.

2. Twin Falls

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Location: Mile Marker #2

This stop has not two but three waterfalls. The walk to the first two falls takes about 10 minutes, but the best waterfall is the last one, a 20-minute walk.

There are signs posted warning tourists that it is a difficult hike, but anyone who is reasonably fit should have no problem. If time allows, bring a swimsuit for a dip.

3. Kaumahina Wayside Lookout

Location: Before Mile Marker #17

This lookout is a quick stop the check out the dramatic coastline on the Hana Highway. It’s a forested rest stop with picnic tables and restrooms, and you may be able to see some exotic plants.

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4. Wailua Lookout

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Location:Mile Marker #19

This is another quick stop to a lookout with scenic coast views. It will be your last view of Wailua as you head to Hana.

5. Upper Waikani Falls

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Location: After Mile Marker #19

There is no parking for this waterfall so it is best to drive by slowly and look at it from the car.

6. West Wailua Iki Waterfalls

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Location: Mile Marker #22

This is another drive-by waterfall with parking past the bridge on the right. Be careful crossing the road.

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7. Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside

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Location:Mile Marker #22

Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside is definitely worth a stop! It was one of our favorite waterfalls on our road trip to Hana.The scenery here is absolutely breathtaking! It’s just a short walk to the waterfalls and there is a small picnic area available.

8. Hana Lava Tube

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Location:Mile Marker #31

If visiting the Big Island, it is best to skip this stop. Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island has very impressive lava tubes. It is very difficult to fit the lava tube into a full day on the road trip to Hana as it’s only open from 10:30 am until 4 pm. If there is time, it is a pretty interesting stop for those who have never seen a lava tube before.

The cost to visit the Hana Lava Tube is $15 per person.

9. Wai’anapanapa State Park

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Location: Mile Marker #32

This is one of our favorite stops, but try to get here early as it tends to get very crowded. The black sand beach is absolutely stunning and great for taking photos. Make sure to check out the cave on the right side of the beach. There are a few hiking trails to explore in the park and there’s a nice picnic area available.

Note that there are entrance and parking fees, and pets are not allowed.

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10. Hana BAy beach park

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Hana Bay Beach Park is a good option to stop for a picnic or to take a swim in the ocean. It’s also a popular canoe spot.

11. Koki Beach

Located off of Haneo’o Road, Koki is a pretty beach that has a picnic area. This is definitely worth a stop for a quick snack and to snap some photos.

12. Hamoa Beach

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Hamoa Beach is located just past Koki Beach onHaneo’o Road. This is a white sand beach that’s great for swimming and surfing.

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13. Ohe’o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)

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Location: Mile Marker #42

The Ohe’o Gulch is known for the Seven Sacred Pools. This is a short 0.5-mile hike to the seven pools. This is part of Haleakala National Park and fees include $20 for 3 days or $25 for the year for one vehicle.

Note: Since January of 2017, the pools are closed to swimming due to landslides. It is not possible to swim in the pools but the walk still has excellent viewpoints.

14. Pipiwai Trail

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Location: Mile Marker #42

The Pipiwai Trail is a beautiful and easy 4-mile hike through a bamboo forest that ends atWaimoku Falls. Allow at least 2.5-3 hours if you plan on hiking the full trail. This trail is also part of Haleakala National Park which has entrance fees.

15. Piilani Highway

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A perfect way to finish an epic road trip is to continue on the road past Ohe’o on the Piilani Highway. This drive is absolutely stunning! It is a bit rugged with about 12 miles of curvy dirt roads. Driving in this area for sunset is a must.

Other Points of Interest

  • Hanawai Falls:Mile Marker #24.This is a drive-by waterfall
  • Makapiki Falls:Mile Marker #25.This is a drive-by waterfall.
  • Hana:A good place to stop for lunch.
  • Natural Arch:Mile Marker #29.It is difficult to stop for this arch but easy to see off the side of the road.
  • South Wailua Waterfall: Just north of the Ohe’o Gulch, this 100-foot waterfall is good for a swim.

Tips and What to Bring on the Road to Hana Road Trip

  • Leave before 7 am
  • Bring lunch/water/snacks for the day
  • Bring bathing suits, comfortable walking shoes
  • Pack a light rain jacket as this area gets a lot of rain
  • Be sure to bring sunblock and bug spray for the beach and for hiking
  • Don’t forget to fill up on gas before leaving
  • Make sure to Hike Pipwai Trail and see Haleakala within 3 days to only pay one fee
  • Be ready to make lots of stops, and drive safely!
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Stops Along the Road to Hana: The Ultimate Guide – Wandering Wheatleys? ›

Stops Along the Road to Hana: The Ultimate Guide
  • Ho'okipa Beach Park.
  • Twin Falls.
  • Kaumahina Wayside Lookout.
  • Wailua Lookout.
  • Upper Waikani Falls.
  • West Wailua Iki Waterfalls.
  • Pua'a Ka'a State Wayside.
  • Hana Lava Tube.
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What is the first stop on the Road to Hana? ›

The hippy beach town of Paia is the first interesting stop on the Road to Hana, but it's best to visit another time and prioritise more remote attractions.

What is at the end of the Road to Hana? ›

The Road to Hana starts in Kipahulu and ends in Kaupo on Maui. The Skyline Hawaii tour makes a loop around the island though so it starts in Kipahulu and then ends in Kipahulu again at the end of the day.

What is on top of the Road to Hana? ›

Maui Garden of Eden

If you're only choosing a few places to stop en route to Hana Town, the Garden of Eden should be at the top of your list. The Garden of Eden is a beautiful arboretum that was created by Alan Bradbury, Maui's first ISA certified arborist.

Can you loop the Road to Hana? ›

Our Loop Road to Hana tour takes you to the rarely discovered back road of Hana. With 142 narration points and over 30 stops, this tour takes between 10-12 hours to complete. It begins in Kahului near the airport and ends in Kula Town.

How many stops are on Road to Hana? ›

There are over 40 stops on the Road to Hana! And with so many stops you can make, there are so many different ways a Road to Hana itinerary can look like. It really just depends on what your interests are.

How long does it take to drive the Road to Hana without stopping? ›

If you were to drive straight from Ka'anapali to Hana without any stops, you could make the journey in two hours and 40 minutes. With stops, expect that you'll spend six hours getting to Hana. You likely won't stop on your way back, so the return trip should take three hours.

Can you swim in the 7 Sacred Pools? ›

Enjoy a Scenic Hike

Note that swimming is strictly prohibited at the Seven Pools, but not along the Pipiwai Trail. Be on the lookout for wet rocks!

Why is the Road to Hana famous? ›

The Road to Hana is world famous for the natural beauty of its unblemished landscapes and towering waterfalls. Maui is understandably proud of Heavenly Hana's successful fight against overdevelopment and the destruction of their Hawaiian culture.

What time should I leave for the Road to Hana? ›

It's best to be on the road, leaving your resort by at least 7:30 am. If you start late, the Road to Hana can be crowded with other drivers. That can mean that you might find yourself crawling along behind slower drivers at time.

Why is the Road to Hana called the divorce highway? ›

There are about 620 curves and 59 bridges, 46 of which are one-lane bridges. It can take a toll on one's nerves, especially if one is used to driving on wide, multiple-lane highways. That's why the Road to Hana is also known as the “Divorce Highway,” because it has caused quite a few arguments among some couples.

Where does the Road to Hana begin and end? ›

In a Nutshell. Spanning 52 miles (or 64 miles, depending on your end point), the Road to Hana begins at mile marker 0, a few miles east from Paia when Hwy 36 turns into Hwy 360. (You can start the Road to Hana from Kahului on Hwy 36 and continue east on the same road which becomes Hwy 360.)

Is the Road to Hana worth it? ›

For many travelers, a Road to Hana guided tour is simply the best and most comfortable option- and who doesn't want comfort on vacation? That way you can sit back, relax, take in the sights, and not have to worry about all the details.

Are there bathroom stops on Road to Hana? ›

There are public restrooms located along the road near the church.

Can you drive Road to Hana at night? ›

Given the nature of the road to (and from) Hana, you can't go "too fast" most of the time anyway, unless you're drunk or brain dead. So, in reality, it's almost safer driving it at night.

Is the Road to Hana a scary drive? ›

The Hana Highway isn't anything to be afraid of. Most of the rumors out there are from decades ago when the road wasn't nearly as nice as today. Its likely more curvy than most roads you've ever driven, but it's certainly not a unsafe highway (though it's not a drive to do in the dark).

Can you do Road to Hana in two days? ›

Most people drive the Road to Hana in one full day, but those who want to see everything should plan for a two-day journey with an overnight stay near Hana.

Why is the Seven Sacred pools closed? ›

Please Note: Oheo Pools aka Seven Sacred Pools are currently closed due to Covid-19.

Why did they close the Seven Sacred pools? ›

7 Sacred Pools (Pools of Ohe'o) Open Again after 2 Years

One of the most popular attractions in East Maui, the pools closed in January 2017 after a rock slide injured a visitor. While the area is now open to visitors once again, officials said it can still be dangerous so be cautious during your trip.

Can you swim in waterfalls in Maui? ›

If you do want to go swimming in Maui waterfalls, the best options are Seven Sacred Pools, Upper Puohokamoa Falls, and Waikamoi Stream.

Is Road to Hana risky? ›

This trip takes approximately 7.0 hours to complete and the Road to Hana is considered the 5th most dangerous road in the world. There is nothing but sharp - blind turns, one way roads, one car bridges on roads that continuously turned and not wide enough for two cars.

How many bridges are there on the Road to Hana? ›

But don't let the name “highway” fool you – The majority of time you'll be spending on the Hana Highway is a narrow, twisting, sometimes one-lane road with an estimated 600 turns and 54 (mostly) one-lane bridges, and no shoulder.

How many hairpins are on Road to Hana? ›

literally. Aptly dubbed “The Divorce Highway,” the Road to Hana has an exhausting, and many times harrowing, 617 hairpin curves and 59 unforgiving one-lane bridges, not to mention an incredible number of blind spots along the way.

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Should you do Road to Hana on Sunday? ›

The absolute BEST day to drive the Road to Hana is Superbowl Sunday. Well, okay, maybe not the best, but the quietest. Sunday is a good day, as you won't be running into delivery trucks, but some of the road side stands "might" be closed, as the majority of them are family run. Tourist shops are OPEN!

Should I do Road to Hana backwards? ›

If you want to take the road less traveled and steer away from traffic and crowded stops, do it the way locals do — backwards! Start in Kula and follow the road southwest on Piilani Highway (Hwy 31) toward Kaupo, which leads you east around the backside of Haleakala.

Where does the Kihei Road to Hana start? ›

The Road to Hana officially begins in Paia (a cute little town on the north shore), but the day I do Hana is NOT the day that I spend time at spots on the north shore. Save Paia town, Mama's Fish House, seeing the turtles at Ho'okipa, and even Twin Falls for another day.

Is Road to Hana overrated? ›

The Road to Hana is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world due to its lush forest, coastal views, and stunning beaches but it's not all rainbows and sunshine. It's extremely crowded, touristy, and can easily be an overrated attraction if you don't do it right.

Does it always rain in Hana? ›

It's almost always raining *somewhere* on Maui on a given day. If you are driving, just change the day you go IF there's heavy rain in Hana. If you're dong a tour, they shouldn't go if there's danger of floods. SOME rain is likely -- not a 'rainout'.

Is the Road to Hana still closed? ›

Current Closures and Updates

There are currently no known closures on the Road to Hana on Maui or Pi`ilani Highway.

Where does Road to Hana start address? ›

Technically, the stretch of highway known as the Road to Hana begins at mile 0 where Hwy 36 transforms into Hwy 360, just east of Paia town.

Where does the Kaanapali Road to Hana start? ›

Paia Town. The official start of the Road to Hana is in Paia Town, a beachy neighborhood with cute shops and some good restaurants to grab a bite for breakfast.

What time should you start Road to Hana? ›

5:30AM - 7:00AM.

Where does the Kihei Road to Hana start? ›

The Road to Hana officially begins in Paia (a cute little town on the north shore), but the day I do Hana is NOT the day that I spend time at spots on the north shore. Save Paia town, Mama's Fish House, seeing the turtles at Ho'okipa, and even Twin Falls for another day.

Can you drive Road to Hana in one day? ›

Yes, most people experience Hana on a day trip by driving the road to Hana. I do recommend however spending a few nights in Hana so you can have one full day driving the road to Hana and a few days to enjoy activities in Hana that should be experienced like the Venus Pools, the Pipiwai Trail and Alelele Falls.

Why is the Road to Hana called the divorce highway? ›

There are about 620 curves and 59 bridges, 46 of which are one-lane bridges. It can take a toll on one's nerves, especially if one is used to driving on wide, multiple-lane highways. That's why the Road to Hana is also known as the “Divorce Highway,” because it has caused quite a few arguments among some couples.

Why is it called Road to Hana? ›

The Hana Highway was paved in 1962, and today it is primarily a tourist attraction and a means for locals to travel from one area of the island to another. Today the name Hana Highway refers to the 68 mile long stretch of Hawaii state routes 36 and 360 that connects Kahului in east Maui with Hana.

Is Road to Hana a difficult drive? ›

Be safe. The Road to Hana is not a Formula 1 race track - there are about 600 curves and 54 bridges between you and the sleepy town of Hana - so slow down and drive carefully. There are many distractions from rubbernecking tourists to gorgeous waterfalls. It's acceptable to go the minimum speed limit.

What stops on the Road to Hana require reservations? ›

Reservations are now required for visiting the Black Sand Beach, along the the Road to Hana. You'll need to book in advance as same day reservations are not available.

How long does it take to do Road to Hana from Kaanapali? ›

Allow at least six hours to get to Hana (with stops to see scenery), and three hours to return (without stops). It's 81 miles from Kaanapali; the hard part (the Hana Road) has 617 curves and 56 one-lane bridges. If you are prone to motion sickness, do not read (not even the map) in your car or tour van.

Can you swim in the 7 Sacred Pools? ›

Enjoy a Scenic Hike

Note that swimming is strictly prohibited at the Seven Pools, but not along the Pipiwai Trail. Be on the lookout for wet rocks!

Is the Road to Hana overrated? ›

The Road to Hana is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world due to its lush forest, coastal views, and stunning beaches but it's not all rainbows and sunshine. It's extremely crowded, touristy, and can easily be an overrated attraction if you don't do it right.

Should I do Road to Hana backwards? ›

If you want to take the road less traveled and steer away from traffic and crowded stops, do it the way locals do — backwards! Start in Kula and follow the road southwest on Piilani Highway (Hwy 31) toward Kaupo, which leads you east around the backside of Haleakala.

How long is the Road to Hana from Kihei? ›

What is better Lahaina or Kihei? ›

Lahaina has lots of luxury resorts, bars, shops, and restaurants, and so naturally costs more than Kihei, being such a popular tourist destination. Kihei is far more budget friendly, and you can still find find great shops, street vendors, and food.

This should go without saying, but you’ll need a rental car for the Road to Hana unless you plan to explore by helicopter.. You have three options for seeing the Road to Hana for yourself.. I recommend stopping at the lookout, but not the beach park itself.. Unfortunately, there is only parking for 2-3 cars.. If you’re looking for the best stops on the Road to Hana, this is one of them!. I always recommend driving all the way around.. This is the point where most people turn around and go back, but I say the adventure is just getting started!. There actually is a road.. As a Hawaii Travel Agent, I’m often asked if visitors should stay in the Hana area during their vacation.

You will always see cars parked here due to it being the closest waterfall at the start of the Road to Hana.. There are often many cars stopped here, and you can find a trail head – but a stop here is quite a trek, so it will definitely put you behind schedule if you are planning to drive the Road to Hana round trip in one day.. Make sure to be prepared for all types of weather out on the trail and make sure you have plenty of water with you – especially if you want to take the longer hiking loop.. Here you can find bamboo, ocean views, and a 100 year old mango tree, and Puohokamoa Falls.. A very cool experience to stop here.

Ho’okipa Beach Park is located roughly around mile 9 of the historic Hana Highway.. While driving down the road, you will pass Aunty Sandy’s stand, famous for its banana bread and arguably the best one you’ll find.. This is a great location to put on your Road to Hana list of to-do’s because it offers an area to relax, public restrooms, and a walking trail to a waterfall and freshwater pool.. Right at the entrance of Hana Town at mile marker 31, don’t miss Hana Farms’ Roadside Stand, a local marketplace where you can shop for exotic and locally made products.. View More about Hana Town. View More about Hamoa Beach Considered the most photographed and one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Maui, Wailua Falls is an 80-foot cascading waterfall and plunge pool located directly off the side of the road before you reach ‘Ohe’o Gulch.. Wailua Falls is located at Mile Marker #45 past the town of Hana.. It is easy to see why this is one of the most popular stops on the road to Hana.. It’s a perfect spot on the road to Hana to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch.. If you wish to stop and take photos, make sure you pull over entirely off the road, so you don’t block traffic.. They also offer a combined Waterfall Hike with Chocolate Tour that also features the historical gardens estate.. What makes their Chocolate tour the Best On Maui?. What is your favorite place to stop on the road to Hana?

Insider tip: The Hookipa lookout and beach parking lot is just off of Hana Highway, and parking can get crowded.. If you’re anxious to get ahead of the Road to Hana crowds, save this stop for another day, when you’re touring the nearby beach town of Paia or before having dinner at Mama’s Fish House down the road.. Insider tip: You’ll find honesty boxes along the Hana Highway in and around Hana.. Why you should stop: Not only is Koki Beach a gorgeous stop along Hana Highway’s coast, but at this stop you can experience a red sand beach WITHOUT a precarious cliffside hike that trespasses on private land (as you would with the “other” red sand beach that other guides promote).. Why you should stop: Huli Huli chicken along Koki Beach — a tender and flavorful meal that hits the spot during a long drive — is a mainstay for many Road to Hana trekkers.. Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson Why you should stop: You won’t be able to resist stopping at this 80-foot waterfall (not to be confused with the Wailua Falls of Kauai) which sits just off Hana Highway a few miles before the Pipiwai Trail.. Why you should stop: While it may feel morbid for a gravesite to be a tourist stop, Charles Lindbergh’s final resting place also marks the unofficial turnaround for the Road to Hana.

This should go without saying, but you’ll need a rental car for the Road to Hana unless you plan to explore by helicopter.. The Road to Hana is rated as one of Hawaii’s best scenic drives, and it is probably the most famous drive in all of Hawaii.. It’s important to remember that the Road to Hana is an actual road, and people take it to work.. It takes about two and a half hours to drive the Road to Hana, and that is with minimal stops for pictures and such.. Make sure to check out The Best Happy Hours in Maui for the best places to stop after the Road to Hana!. Ideally, you’ll want to start the Road to Hana very early.. As a Hawaii Travel Agent, I recommend driving the Road to Hana the first day or two of your trip.. While this is a beautiful spot, if the Road to Hana is already looking crowded, you can skip this spot since most people stop, and you may be able to get ahead of the crowds.. You can purchase banana bread all along the road to Hana, but many believe the banana bread at the Halfway to Hana stand is the best.. This isn’t a very popular stop on the Road to Hana, but it is a great place to get out and stretch your legs.. For me, this is a must-see on the Road to Hana and one of my favorite stops.. Wai’anapanapa State Park is my #1 Road to Hana must-see.. If you’re looking for the best stops on the Road to Hana, this is one of them!. Kipahulu is home to some of the Road to Hana’s most famous stops from the Pools at O’heo (Seven Sacred Pools), Pipiwai Trail, and Waimoku Falls.

Here’s everything you need to know about planning your Road to Hana day trip.. The Road to Hana begins in the laid-back surf town of Paia and winds its way along the coast all the way to the more remote town of Hana.. Starting in Paia, heading to the Piilani Highway and then doing the Road to Hana in reverse.. The views along the Piilani highway are very different from the Hana side, so it’s nice to see both!. Hanawi Falls is a fall waterfall located right after mile marker 24 on the Road to Hana.. The waterfall is right next to the road, so there’s no hike in requires.. You can see these 3 falls from the car, however if you want to take a dip, pull over on the side of the road where you can and then carefully descend the slippery paths down to the pool.

The Road to Hana is rated as one of Hawaii’s best scenic drives, and it is probably the most famous drive in all of Hawaii.. It’s important to remember that the Road to Hana is an actual road, and people take it to work.. It takes about two and a half hours to drive the Road to Hana, and that is with minimal stops for pictures and such.. Make sure to check out The Best Happy Hours in Maui for the best places to stop after the Road to Hana!. Ideally, you’ll want to start the Road to Hana very early.. As a Hawaii Travel Agent, I recommend driving the Road to Hana the first day or two of your trip.. While this is a beautiful spot, if the Road to Hana is already looking crowded, you can skip this spot since most people stop, and you may be able to get ahead of the crowds.. You can purchase banana bread all along the road to Hana, but many believe the banana bread at the Halfway to Hana stand is the best.. This isn’t a very popular stop on the Road to Hana, but it is a great place to get out and stretch your legs.. For me, this is a must-see on the Road to Hana and one of my favorite stops.. If you’re looking for the best stops on the Road to Hana, this is one of them!

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