The Hāna Highway is a 64.4-mile long stretch of spectacular views of rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and coastline. On the east after Kalepa Bridge, the highway continues to Kīpahulu on the Piilani Highway ... More info ›
The Hāna Highway is a 64.4-mile long stretch of spectacular views of rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and coastline. On the east after Kalepa Bridge, the highway continues to Kīpahulu on the Piilani Highway. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles from Kahului, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive when no stops are made as the highway is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. There are approximately 620 curves along Route 360 from just east of Kahului to Hāna, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one are still in use. This full-day trip to the Hana coast has the best scenic drive along the shorelines of Maui.
Waikamoi Stream is between Waikamoi Forest Trail and the Garden of Eden located near mile marker #10 on the Hana Highway. It is also known as “Mile 10 Falls”. But the proper name for this little beauty is Waikamoi Falls. This waterfall is often cruised by without a glance by tourists in a hurry.
KaumahinaWayside is just past mile marker #12 on the Hana Highway you’ll find Kaumahina State Wayside Park. This 7.8 acre forested rest stop offers scenic views of the northeast Maui coastline. One highlight is a spectacular view of the Ke’anae Peninsula and village, an upcoming stop. There are also several loop trails that lead uphill from the ocean giving you a chance to view the many exotic plants.
Ke’ anae is just past the Keanae Arboretum along the Hana Highway, you’ll find a road on the left past mile marker #16 down to the village of Ke’ anae. A traditional Hawaiian village, Ke’ anae is known for its taro fields, much like their ancestors. This area attracts fisherman and photographers from all over the world looking to catch Maui’s famous North Shore waves against the beautiful Keanae peninsula. The Ke’anae Peninsula was created from an immense lava flow originating from Haleakala Crater. Today it is home to a few local residents, taro fields, animals grazing and world class fishing. It’s known for it’s striking photo opportunities of the North Shore’s powerful waves crashing against Maui’s black, jagged lava rocks.
Hanawai Falls is located just a bit past mile marker #24. The area features an abundance of waterfalls cascading down the mountains, and the Hanawai Falls, located right alongside the road, is one of the most scenic and accessible.
The Aviator, Charles Lindbergh’s Grave is located in the Palapala Ho’omau Church . A narrow road around mile marker 41 leads to the church. The famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh, lies at rest on the tranquil church grounds. Lindbergh died on August 26, 1974 after living his last days on the bountiful Hana coast. Shortly before he died he sketched out a simple design for his grave and coffin. The church was built in 1857 and is actually made out of limestone coral. Lindbergh’s grave is located behind the church under the shade of a Java plum tree. We feel the most beautiful part of this spot is the surrounding scenery. The coastal views down beyond the grave site and gardens are exquisite.