The Windward Coast Scenic Drive is a 47.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length47.2 miElevation gain7,293 ftRoute typeLoop
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Jonathan Ford
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Scenic driving

Alltrails - can you make it so scenic drives do not count towards your hiking miles and elevation gain? Some very pretty sections of road on this drive. Highlights would be the eastern edge of the island as you pass Hanauma Bay, round the Makapu Lighthouse and towards Waimanalo. H-3 highway as you approach the Koolaus on the WIndward side is also amazing. H-1 past the airport? not so much.

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Caleigh Bird
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Scenic driving

This is not a hike, this is one of the main roads in Hawaii. We don’t have sidewalks along this road so definitely do not think that you should walk around this like a trail. It is one of the most gorgeous roads you can ever drive on in your life, but that’s all you’ll be able to do on it is drive. Enjoy the view and go slow there’s lots of twists and turns, but I guarantee you you won’t work up a sweat!

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Kenneth Morrison
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This was not a trail, it was a paved road.

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Chelsea McKay
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Scenic driving

I don’t like that there are “drives” on all trails because to get a verified complete would mess up all of your personal stats in terms of mileage and elevation.

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JTM Bartels
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Scenic driving

Taken this nice drive numerous times and its always worth the occasional traffic. Choosing to go early in the am on a weekend or in the late evening changes the perspectives entirely.

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Kevin Perry
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We hit this part of our loop trip from Honolulu after sunset. Surprisingly, the island and this road (Rte 83 and Rte 72) are notably enjoyable by moonlight. We returned to visit Hanauma Bay, so we got to see the road from there to Honolulu three times. It was nice in the daylight, but the first view under moonlight was the best. I really enjoyed Hanauma, despite a bad sunburn. It is very crowded, but i can'r resist an opportunity to play with animals - including fish who love handouts (Bring a loaf of bread).

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Jonathan Ford
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Solamen Silva
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Lauren Chun
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Anika Loca4life
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Teylor McKnight Pallas
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Delisa Hargrove
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Adam Lund
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