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Road to Hana: Highway Map, Things to Do And Tips

Road to Hana: Highway Map, Things to Do And Tips

The world-famous roadway to Hana is among the must-do experiences when going to Maui. It can be frustrating preparation what to see on this renowned trip when you have actually restricted time. So we’ve assembled all the roadway to Hana quits that we did on Maui’s legendary seaside drive. You don’t need to see whatever (unless you have the moment) so we are below to aid you pick what are the leading quits that you need to make.

The Road to Hana, also known as The Hana Highway, takes you from the browse community of Paia to the serene community of Hana. It’s very easy to locate the most effective quits when traveling to Hana, all you require to do is adhere to the mile pens. We have actually consisted of the mile pen for each and every quit on the Hana Highway in this overview. It is a terrific enhancement to any kind of Maui getaway.

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The Road To Hana

Most individuals make an outing out of the roadway to Hana drive and also start in Paia in the early morning investing the remainder of the day functioning their escape to Hana Town quiting along the road. We rather drove straight bent on Hana prior to dawn to check out Hana Town and also its close-by destinations prior to making our back gradually in the mid-day. It was the most effective choice we made. We stayed clear of the web traffic and also had most of the leading quits on the Road to Hana all to ourselves.

The Hana Highway is among one of the most prominent outing on Maui, so it can obtain extremely active quick. We advise leaving early and also driving straight to the Pools at O’he’o Gulch component of Haleakala National Park which has to do with thirty minutes past Hana. Getting there early defeats the groups and also you can trek the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls in loved one solitude and after that, you can after that invest the day gradually making your back to Paia.

Recommended Road To Hana Tours

Top Road to Hana Stops

Traffic when traveling to Hana from Paia to Hana is connected and also quit later on in the day. Seeing the views backwards order, allows you take pleasure in the perspectives and also falls at your very own speed. Plus, we discovered the sights heading back, means far better than heading out as we got on the ideal side of the roadway with unblocked sights!

Stock up Before you Leave Paia

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Get your Maui self directed excursion to check out the leading websites on Maui and also talk to to contrast vehicle rental prices. And see our referrals for areas to remain in Maui at Where to Stay in Maui – The Best Hotels

Hot Hana Highway Tip

Before going out, get hold of some premium outing lunches to take with you on the Road to Hana. The Hana Picnic Lunch Company assembles lunch and also morning meal for your trip. Order the day prior to 2 pm to ensure that you can lay out early in the early morning. There are outing tables along the path where you can quit to take pleasure in the phenomenal sea sights. Or you can get hold of some banana bread and also a coffee prior to leaving and also conserve lunch for as soon as you show up in Hana.

Note: The cafe and also dining establishments don’t open up till 7 am, so if you intend to get products for the day, we recommend doing it the evening prior to and also making a coffee from your resort.

1. Paia Town

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Paia isn’t simply a quit on the Hana Highway, it is a location unto itself. Located on the North Shore of Maui, there are a lot of points to do in Paia to maintain you inhabited. We recommend investing a number of evenings appreciating this web surfer’s community. Ho’okipa Beach Park is a terrific location to enjoy the first-rate internet users and also windsurfers and also Baldwin Beach is a gorgeous lengthy sandy coastline that is a must-visit.

Making our base in Paia we remained at the hip shop resort, the Paia Inn, where we woke early to make our means to Hana. After getting a coffee at Paia Bay Coffee Bar and also getting a boxed lunch at CJ’s restaurant we got on our means.

2. Haleakala National Park

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As we discussed over we drove straight throughout of the Road to Hana to start our trip. Going in the contrary instructions of the web traffic.

The maps and also overviews will certainly have Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools) as your last quit when traveling to Hana, however we such as to be various, so this is the initial quit of our day.

Located thirty minutes past Hana at Mile Marker 42, this branch of Haleakala National Park is lovely. Once you show up, you’ll stroll the Pipiwai Trail to several of one of the most beautiful destinations on Maui. This gorgeous part of the national forest homes a bamboo woodland, the 400-foot-high Waimoku Falls, the Seven Sacred Pools ( Oheo Gulch), and also the Haleakala volcano. This was absolutely the emphasize of our trip and also we invested most of the early morning below.

It sets you back $30 per automobile to go into Haleakala National Park. This offers you accessibility to the national forest for 3 Days that includes the Haleakala Summit. So you might invest the day below someday, and after that head to Upcountry Maui and also capture the dawn at the Haleakala Summit the complying with day.

3. Pipiwai Trail

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The Pipiwai Trail is a simple route loaded with panoramas. The 4-mile treking route is a gorgeous breathtaking stroll that takes you via significant Banyan trees and also a substantial bamboo woodland prior to you reach your last location at the gorgeous and also extremely high Waimoku Falls. If you enjoy treking see to it to have a look at our overview Top 12 Hikes in Maui to Take your Breath Away for some terrific pointers around the island.

4. Bamboo Forest

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The bamboo woodland was an emphasize of the route. We have actually never ever seen such an immaculate bamboo woodland beyond Asia. The bamboo was given Maui by Asian travelers servicing pineapple ranches to utilize as scaffolding. There is a boardwalk that punctures the woodland and also strolling tracks placing you in the facility of this magnificent scene. Make certain to invest a little bit of time below, it’s lovely and also extremely uncommon to see.

5. Waimoku Falls

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The end of the route concerns the 400-foot-high Waimoku Falls. It’s postcard-perfect for photos. We advise having a great set of water footwear or Tevas as you’ll be going across streams. By showing up early, we shared the falls sights with just one various other individual. It was really stunning.

Note: Obey the indicators not to obtain also near to the drops. We saw other individuals disregarding it, however have actually listened to that there have actually been fatalities at these drops as a result of dropping rocks. It really feels secure sufficient to consider, however it threatens.

6. Seven Sacred Pools (Oheo Gulch)

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The Seven Sacred Pools (Also referred to as the Pools of ‘Ohe’o or Oheo Gulch) are just one of the leading destinations to see on Maui and also they are likewise found in the National Park. They can obtain extremely crowded, so it deserves arriving early. It is a beautiful plunging actions falls. It is a brief loophole route of only 1km.

Be conscious, the Seven Sacred Pools Trail is frequently shut as a result of flooding and also there have actually been fatalities at Oheo Gulch comply with the indicators and also adhere to the guidelines.

Once you have actually ended up in the National Park it is time to make your back to Paia. We advise quiting as high as feasible at any kind of beautiful search that you can.

We quit at most of the falls and also beautiful hunts heading back and also truly delighted in driving in this instructions. For one, we were currently on the ideal side of the roadway to have the high cliff sights and also 2, we weren’t being in web traffic till the night.

7. Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls on the Road to Hana

Wailua Falls is thought about Maui’s most photographed falls and also you can quit below for some photo ops. It’s one of the most easily accessible falls when traveling to Hana and also it is a beautiful waterfall of 80 feet over a rough forest setup.

Wailua Falls is found a mile pen 45 on your back from the Pools of O’he’o. You can swim in the dive swimming pool listed below these falls

8. Koki Beach Park

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Koki Beach Park is a wonderful image quit given that it is a blend of red, black, and also white sand. It is not an ideal swimming location as a result of the solid currents, however it is a great image quit for a panorama. It’s situated simply beyond Hana and also is a great place to take pleasure in the premium outing lunch that you had actually loaded prior to leaving Paia.

The turn-off for Koki Beach lies at Mile Marker 51.

9. Hamoa Beach

Hamoa Beach is that best crescent-shaped sandy coastline that everybody is seeking. There is a parking area below, that fills out quick and also you need to stroll down a collection of staircases to reach the coastline. The coastline is possessed by Hana Maui Resort, so you will certainly be sharing it with visitors that have accessibility to all the services. But there are washrooms open up to the public. If you remain the evening in Hana, this is a great coastline to invest a long time at.

Hamoa Beach lies at Mile Marker 50 and also there is a parking area below. The stroll down is high so be prepared if you have flexibility problems.

10. Hana Town

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By the moment we reached Hana Town (appropriately nicknamed incredible Hana), it was time for some food. Hana is thought about the “traditional Maui” sensation like a drowsy community you’d anticipate on the Hawaiian Islands. I envision this is what Paia resembled a number of years earlier.

If you determine to invest the evening in or around Hana, it’s a terrific location to loosen up for the day. You can have a look at the social facility, loosen up on the coastline or take pleasure in some downtime at the health facility. There is an outing location where you can get hold of a snack and also loosen up by the water absorbing the sea sights or you can strike among the dining establishments.

We ordered treats at the basic shop rather than going with a sit-down lunch. There was way too much to see and also we didn’t intend to lose time consuming. So with our vehicle equipped once more with food, we got on our means. Whenever we get on a journey, we require food available.

11. Wai’anapanapa State Park

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In a nutshell, Wai’anapanapa State Park is where you obtain that traditional image of the Hana Highway. With gorgeous breathtaking perspectives and also a black sand coastline, it is a must-stop for a minimum of a photo. There are some treking tracks, caves, and also a blowhole to check out below.

It is below that you’ll see the Pa’iloa, the traditional black sand coastline of Maui. There is a stairs leading to the coastline where you can stand up close with the smooth black stones lining the coast.

Note: Wai’anapanapa State Park lies simply previous Mile Marker 32 and also you need to book to go into the State Park.

12. Hana Lava Tube

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This is your opportunity to go inside a lava tube if you’ve never ever been. The Hana Lava Tube was created by lava moving to the sea for a two-year duration. As the external layer cooled down, the lava remained to stream inside developing a tube. Give on your own a hr to see it. It is absolutely among one of the most underrated quits on the Hana Highway where site visitors can check out the 0.3 miles by themselves to check out the caves, stalagmites, and also lava tubes.

The Hana Lava Tube lies at Mile Marker 31 and also the entryway cost is $15 each for a self-guided excursion. There are washrooms below.

13. Hanawi Falls and also Upper Waikani Falls

Two of the quits heading back that lie prior to midway to Hana are the Hanawi Falls and also Upper Waikani Falls. You can trek to see them however simply see to it to locate a secure car park place that doesn’t obstruct web traffic.

The drops lie at Mile Markers 19 and also 24 respecively.

Upper Waikani Falls

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If you intend to quit at falls, there are 18 along the Hana Highway. Upper Waikani Falls is frequently described as the Three Bears with the papa, mom, and also child bear falls plunging at various sizes. You can swim below or simply loosen up on the rocks and also take pleasure in the sights of among Maui’s most prominent falls.

Hanawi Falls

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Hanawi Falls can be checked out from Hanawi Stream’s bridge, (among the 80 bridges along the roadway to Hana). The waterfall of Hanawi Falls goes down 200 feet right into the dive swimming pool listed below. The water is chilly below so it is not one of the falls to go swimming in.

Nearby there is the Nahiku Market location where you can obtain some coffee, tacos, sorbet, and also various other treats that you can take pleasure in under the color.

14. Halfway to Hana Stand

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The roadway to Hana is brief. If you leave early in the early morning and also drive straight, you can be via it in 90 mins. But if you take your time, you may be prepared for a remainder quit and also a brief treat by the time you reach mile pen 17. Another terrific trip in the United States is 17 Mile Drive in California.

This little store is understood for its banana bread made from regional bananas. They likewise market Maui’s favored “shave ice,” gelato, and also various other sandwich shop faves. There is also an atm machine if you locate you are running short on money. There is a little outing location where you rest under the color to appreciate your gelato also. If you intend to attempt one more terrific banana bread have a look at Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread which has to do with 4. miles prior to you get to Halfway to Hana.

15. Ke’anae Arboretum

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What is great regarding this quit on the Hana Highway is that it is cost-free. The piece de resistance at the Ke’anae Arboretum is the rainbow eucalyptus trees. We believed the Eurcaplytus trees of Maui were the coolest point. They are an intrusive types imported from Asia, however you can’t aid however quit to take images. They are appealing. It’s a brief route so it won’t occupy way too much time on the Hana Highway to see them.

16. Honomanu Bay

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If you intend to see one more black sand coastline it can be done at Honomanu Bay. This isn’t a prominent quit on the Hana Highway, so you will certainly locate less individuals below if you are seeking an area without groups.

Located at Mile Marker 14, Honomanu Bay is a rich shoreline of Maui where components of Jurrasic Park were shot. We broke a shot of the coastline from a helicopter. This is a quit on the Hana Highway that you’ll intend to do just if you have time as you can’t drive down unless you have a 4X4. So you will certainly require to trek.

17. Garden of Eden Arboretum

Garden of Eden in Maui

When driving the Hana Highway, it’s very easy to locate the quits when traveling as there are mile pens the whole time the roadway. The Maui Garden of Eden lies on Mile Marker 10. There are 2 1/2 miles of conserved strolling tracks and also you can see the Puohokamoa falls from the Garden of Eden. It need to secure regarding a hr.

There is a cost of $15 to enter the Garden of Eden however it deserves it if you intend to see the plants of the island. There’s an old mango tree, and also strolling tracks via the immaculately maintained gardens. , so see to it you have the moment to truly check out the yards.

18. Canyoning at Rappel Maui at Garden of Eden

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If you intend to do something daring in Maui, Rappel Maui lies in the Garden of Eden where you can reserve a full-day excursion to rappel down Puohokamoa Waterfall. We’ve rappelled down a falls and also it is extremely enjoyable!

19. Twin Falls

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Twin drops is one more falls quit when traveling to Hana. There are the reduced drops and also the top drops and also it is a brief one-mile walking making it a quickly available falls for everybody to take pleasure in. It’s a terrific location for a dip in among the swimming pools. We didn’t swim however you can swim there. There is likewise a ranch stand where you can acquire treats and also smoothie mixes.

Twin Falls lies at mile pen 2 and also there is a parking area that is restricted. There is just space for 50 vehicles at Twin Falls, so when clearing out when traveling to Hana, we advise quiting below instantly as soon as you leave Paia since there is a great chance you won’t obtain a car park place in the car park and also will certainly miss it. There is no car park when traveling to Hana.

20. Ho’Okipa Lookout

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We discussed Ho’Okipa Lookout as one of things to do in Paia. But when driving the roadway to Hana, this is a terrific quit for sundown heading back. Located simply beyond Paia on the Hana Highway is Ho’okipa Beach Park. It is among the most effective areas on the island for sundown and also a terrific location to enjoy the pros at the office.

You can’t miss it since you’ll see all the windsurfers firing via the water as you come close to. The waves are significant below many thanks to the best waves that damage on its north coast. If you are mosting likely to discover exactly how to Kite browse or windsurf do not go below. This is for specialists just. Do what we did and also most likely to Kahului Beach rather.

21. Paia Fish Market

Paia Fish Market Maui

It’s been a lengthy day. (a minimum of if you are nuts like us) and also time for supper. One of the most effective areas to consume in Paia is the Paia Fish Market. Grab a plate of Mahi Mahi at this regional favored and also reminisce regarding the outstanding points you saw today on the Hana Highway.

Where to Stay on the Road to Hana

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There are just a couple of resorts in Hana if you determine to remain the evening which is a terrific concept to enable even more time to check out. The lodging on this side of Maui as it is even more of sturdy and also remote, however you can examine VRBO for getaway services in the location like this charming remain in Hana.

We recommend leaving early to defeat the web traffic. The Road to Hana can come to be jammed swiftly. If you have 2 days, we advise taking the complete 2 days as there are a lot of websites to see! There are a couple of resorts in Hana, we recommend the Hana Maui Resort: Check prices and also schedule

We remained at the Paia Inn in Paia and also it was incredible. It’s situated on the coastline and also is within strolling range of most of the top Paia destinations. The shop resort has a hip ambiance and also uses yoga exercise courses, fresh Kona coffee, and also posh areas.

Quick Tips For Driving The Hana Highway

Road to Hana Tips for Driving

Make certain to get The Road to Hana CD at any kind of keepsake store in Maui. Turn it on in Paia and also follow their referrals as you go. It plays some regional songs and also it’s rather enjoyable too. Stop in Paia to get a box lunch at CJ’s Diner. Leave early, the roadways are completely cost-free and also free from web traffic in the early morning and also you’ll have the freeway all to on your own. Pack additional water. Make certain to have tough water footwear with a great hold for the falls tracks. We recommend taking 2 days to truly check out the Hana Highway, one isn’t adequate to see whatever. There are lodgings in Hana. Drive straight to Hana quiting just for a few of the falls and also beautiful sea sights to ensure that you can reach the park prior to the groups. Allow a minimum of 2 to 3 hrs in the park to check out the treking tracks and also make it bent on the falls. Once you are ended up in the park, make your means gradually back along the freeway quiting in any way the areas you missed heading out. Stop at the black sand coastline on your back to Hana from the park to see the residents picnicking and also surfing. We discovered the freeway to be an extra beautiful drive heading back to Paia so appreciate your mid-day. Pay unique focus to the one-lane bridges, they can be complicated on winding roadways.

About The Hana Highway

Road to Hana Scenery

Maui’s Hana Highway is thought about among the globe’s terrific seaside drives and also one of the most gorgeous drive in Hawaii. beginning in Paia and also finishing simply past the community of Hana. It is just 45 miles (72 kilometres) to Hana from Paia, however the drive can take a whole day when you quit in any way the gorgeous views along the road. Read a lot more: The Most Amazing Facts About Hawaii

The turning roadway to Hana is loaded with 600 barrette transforms going across 59 bridges. The slim roadway holds on to the side of high sea high cliffs and also you frequently come in person with approaching web traffic.

It is not suggested for somebody that is not made use of to driving, so if you don’t have a great deal of experience behind the wheel, we recommend taking an excursion of the Hana Highway rather than driving it on your own. But if you such as to drive, and also don’t mind one-lane bridges, obtain a trendy vehicle leasing and also get on this roadway for a gorgeous day in Maui.

Road to Hana Guide Maui

To reach Hana from Paia you will really take freeways 36 and also 360. But the Hana Highway appears a lot cooler. We gotten on Highway 36 in the direction of Hana and after that after 9.5 miles, we transformed onto freeway 360 to Hana.

In some resources, you may review the Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach. This culturally delicate location gets on personal property and also is out-of-bounds to site visitors. Please regard the published indicators and also do not go to Red Sand Beach. 

The Best Tip for Driving the Hana Highway

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The finest idea for driving the roadway to Hana is to b-line it to Hana and after that drive back gradually in the contrary instructions. We drove straight to O’he’o Gulch initial point in the early morning. It is simply past the community of Hana which we placed on our listing to quit at heading back. After discovering the tracks and also falls, we after that made our means gradually back in the direction of Paia for the remainder of the day.

It was a terrific option as we didn’t need to being in web traffic. Plus we had the Pipiwai Trail to the falls and also via the bamboo woodland all to ourselves. We were thankful for our option and also really felt quite pleased with our choice when we saw the lengthy lines of vehicles beyond of the roadway as we drove in the contrary instructions of all the web traffic.

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