Maui Scenic Drive: Kahului to Hana Town

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Maui Scenic Drive: Kahului to Hana Town is a 46.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kahului, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
46.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
12112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

kid friendly

nature trips

scenic driving

beach

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

scenic driving
1 month ago

We drove the road to Hana and past Hana around the southern end on brand new pavement. Beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and historic sites. One of the most beautiful drives in America or in the World. Make sure you get out to explore or the curves will make you dizzy! Enjoy!

scenic driving
1 month ago

The Hana Highway! This should be on everyone's short list of scenic drives. 64 total miles (approximately 52 from Kahului to Hana) through mostly lush tropical rainforest hugging the steep slopes of Maui's northeast shore. It is slow and winding with amazing views as you pass the 600+ curves and 59 bridges (most just one lane wide). I have done it twice...both times a number of years ago. But it is something you don't forget. Don't miss Waianapanapa State Park, its trails and wonderful black sand beach. But the highlight for me was swimming in the clear blue freshwater cave pools (just be prepared for the very cold water that has flowed down from Haleakala). Hana also has a red sand beach and the beautiful Hamoa Beach, where we boogie boarded in large waves. Great memories!

3 months ago

3 months ago

Cool drive nice trails along the way, be warned though the drive is Sketchy but amazing and worth it. I would say it's a Maui must do.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking drive with beautiful hikes, waterfalls, and beaches. A must if you are on Maui!

hiking
4 months ago

scenic driving
4 months ago

Many very interesting stops, such as black sand beaches. Winding road with lots and lots of turns. Feels very very long.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The garden of eve it was a nice a beautiful trail

5 months ago

5 months ago

The road to Hana is the best Maui has to offer...54 one lane bridges and 280 hairpin turns. There are mudslides and flash floods often, so be weary in the rain. Hana is absolute heaven: bamboo forests, black sand beach, red sand beach, lava tubes, and waterfalls. Fruit grows everywhere here.

hiking
5 months ago

Worth the sketchy drive for sure. Make sure to stop in the Bamboo forest and do the hike that takes you to four different waterfalls, it will blow your mind.

5 months ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

This is one of those must do items if you're in Maui and have the time. It's an all day adventure but well worth it. I'm surprised again that no one has reviewed this incredible drive. We rented a car and drove this in 92. They of course tell you when you rent a car that you are not to go to Hana, but everyone does anyway, so don't let that stop you. The drive there will take you almost 3 hours as it a winding road like no other. Take your time and enjoy the views. The tropical forests to the right of you are thick and almost impossible to navigate thru on foot. The ocean will be on your left the whole way there. You will cross 59 bridges and go around 620 curves!!. Hana is a neat little town far removed from the rest of Maui. The road does go all the way around if you wanted to do a loop, but the day we did it, it was washed out beyond Hana due to recent rains. We went as far as Wailua Falls and turned around there. What an incredible drive this is though. Check it out!