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 have actually assembled all the roadway to Hana stops that we did on Maui’s legendary seaside drive. You do not need to see whatever (unless you have the time) so we are here to assist you select what are the leading stops that you need to make.
The Roadway to Hana, aka The Hana Highway, takes you from the browse town of Paia to the tranquil town of Hana. It’s simple to discover the very best stops on the roadway to Hana, all you require to do is follow the mile markers. We have actually consisted of the mile marker for each stop on the Hana Highway in this guide. It is an excellent addition to any Maui holiday.
The Roadway To Hana
The majority of people make an excursion out of the roadway to Hana drive and start in Paia in the early morning investing the remainder of the day working their escape to Hana Town stopping along the method. We rather drove straight out to Hana prior to dawn to check out Hana Town and its close-by tourist attractions prior to making our method back gradually in the afternoon. It was the very best choice we made. We prevented the traffic and had a number of the leading stops on the Roadway to Hana all to ourselves.
The Hana Highway is among the most popular excursion on Maui, so it can get extremely hectic quick. We suggest leaving early and driving straight to the Swimming pools at O’he’ o Gulch part of Haleakala National forest which has to do with thirty minutes beyond Hana. Arriving early beats the crowds and you can trek the Pipiwai Path to Waimoku Falls in relative solitude and after that, you can then invest the day gradually making your method back to Paia.
Suggested Roadway To Hana Tours
Leading Roadway to Hana Stops
Traffic on the roadway to Hana from Paia to Hana is plugged and stopped later on in the day. Seeing the sights in reverse order, lets you take pleasure in the perspectives and waterfalls at your own speed. Plus, we discovered the views en route back, method much better than en route out as we were on the ideal side of the roadway with unblocked views!
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Hot Hana Highway Pointer
Prior to going out, get some premium picnic lunches to take with you on the Roadway to Hana. The Hana Picnic Lunch Business assembles lunch and breakfast for your trip. Order the day prior to 2 pm so that you can set out early in the early morning. There are picnic tables along the path where you can stop to take pleasure in the remarkable ocean views. Or you can get some banana bread and a coffee prior to leaving and conserve lunch for when you show up in Hana.
Note: The coffeehouse and dining establishments do not open till 7 am, so if you wish to get materials for the day, we recommend doing it the night prior to and making a coffee from your hotel.
1. Paia Town
Paia isn’t simply a stop on the Hana Highway, it is a location unto itself. Found on the North Coast of Maui, there are a lot of things to do in Paia to keep you inhabited. We recommend investing a number of nights enjoying this internet user’s town. Ho’okipa Beach Park is an excellent location to enjoy the first-rate web surfers and windsurfers and Baldwin Beach is a lovely long sandy beach that is a must-visit.
Making our base in Paia we remained at the hip store hotel, the Paia Inn, where we woke early to make our method to Hana. After getting a coffee at Paia Bay Coffee shop and purchasing a boxed lunch at CJ’s restaurant we were on our method.
2. Haleakala National Forest
As we pointed out above we drove straight to the end of the Roadway to Hana to start our trip. Entering the opposite instructions of the traffic.
The maps and guides will have Oheo Gulch (7 Spiritual Swimming Pools) as your last stop on the roadway to Hana, however we like to be various, so this is the very first stop of our day.
Found thirty minutes beyond Hana at Mile Marker 42, this branch of Haleakala National forest is stunning. When you show up, you’ll stroll the Pipiwai Path to a few of the most picturesque tourist attractions on Maui. This stunning part of the national forest homes a bamboo forest, the 400-foot-high Waimoku Falls, the 7 Spiritual Swimming Pools (Oheo Gulch), and the Haleakala volcano. This was absolutely the emphasize of our trip and we invested most of the early morning here.
It costs $30 per lorry to go into Haleakala National forest. This offers you access to the national forest for 3 Days that includes the Haleakala Top. So you might invest the day here one day, and after that head to Upcountry Maui and capture the dawn at the Haleakala Top the following day.
3. Pipiwai Path
The Pipiwai Path is a simple path filled with panoramas. The 4-mile treking path is a lovely picturesque walk that takes you through big Banyan trees and a huge bamboo forest prior to you reach your last location at the stunning and extremely high Waimoku Falls. If you enjoy treking make certain to take a look at our guide Leading 12 Walkings in Maui to Take your Breath Away for some fantastic recommendations around the island.
4. Bamboo Forest
The bamboo forest was an emphasize of the path. We have actually never ever seen such a beautiful bamboo forest beyond Asia. The bamboo was given Maui by Asian migrants dealing with pineapple farms to utilize as scaffolding. There is a boardwalk that cuts through the forest and strolling routes putting you in the center of this sensational scene. Make certain to invest a little time here, it’s stunning and extremely unusual to see.
5. Waimoku Falls
Completion of the path pertains to the 400-foot-high Waimoku Falls. It’s postcard-perfect for photos. We suggest having an excellent set of water shoes or Tevas as you’ll be crossing streams. By showing up early, we shared the waterfall views with just one other individual. It was really magnificent.
Note: Comply with the indications not to get too near the falls. We saw other individuals disregarding it, however have actually heard that there have actually been deaths at these falls due to falling rocks. It feels safe enough to take a look at, however it threatens.
6. 7 Spiritual Swimming Pools (Oheo Gulch)
The 7 Spiritual Swimming pools (Likewise called the Swimming pools of ‘Ohe’o or Oheo Gulch) are among the leading tourist attractions to see on Maui and they are likewise found in the National forest. They can get extremely crowded, so it deserves arriving early. It is a charming cascading actions waterfall. It is a brief loop path of only 1km.
Understand, the 7 Spiritual Swimming pools Path is typically closed due to flooding and there have actually been deaths at Oheo Gulch comply with the indications and follow the guidelines.
When you have actually ended up in the National forest it is time to make your method back to Paia. We suggest stopping as much as possible at any picturesque lookout that you can.
We stopped at a number of the waterfalls and picturesque lookouts en route back and truly delighted in driving in this instructions. For one, we were now on the ideal side of the roadway to have the cliff views and 2, we weren’t being in traffic till the night.
7. Wailua Falls
Wailua Falls is thought about Maui’s most photographed waterfall and you can stop here for some image chances. It’s the most available waterfall on the roadway to Hana and it is a charming waterfall of 80 feet over a rocky jungle setting.
Wailua Falls is found a mile marker 45 on your method back from the Swimming pools of O’he’ o. You can swim in the plunge swimming pool listed below these waterfalls
8. Koki Beach Park
Koki Beach Park is a good image stop because it is a mix of red, black, and white sand. It is not an appropriate swimming location due to the strong currents, however it is an excellent image stop for a panorama. It lies simply beyond Hana and is an excellent area to take pleasure in the premium picnic 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 ideal crescent-shaped sandy beach that everybody is searching for. There is a parking area here, that fills quick and you need to stroll down a set of stairs to get to the beach. The beach is owned by Hana Maui Resort, so you will be sharing it with visitors who have access to all the facilities. However there are washrooms available to the public. If you remain the night in Hana, this is an excellent beach to invest a long time at.
Hamoa Beach lies at Mile Marker 50 and there is a parking area here. The walk down is high so be prepared if you have movement problems.
10. Hana Town
By the time we got to Hana Town (appropriately nicknamed divine Hana), it was time for some food. Hana is thought about the “standard Maui” sensation like a drowsy town you ‘d anticipate on the Hawaiian Islands. I envision this is what Paia resembled a number of years earlier.
If you choose to invest the night in or around Hana, it’s an excellent location to unwind for the day. You can take a look at the cultural center, unwind on the beach or take pleasure in some downtime at the medspa. There is a picnic location where you can get a bite to consume and unwind by the water taking in the ocean views or you can strike among the dining establishments.
We got treats at the basic shop rather of choosing a sit-down lunch. There was excessive to see and we didn’t wish to lose time consuming. So with our vehicle equipped once again with food, we were on our method. Whenever we are on a trip, we require food on hand.
11. Wai’anapanapa State Park
In a nutshell, Wai’anapanapa State Park is where you get that timeless image of the Hana Highway. With stunning picturesque perspectives and a black sand beach, it is a must-stop for a minimum of a picture. There are some treking routes, caves, and a blowhole to check out here.
It is here that you’ll see the Pa’iloa, the timeless black sand beach of Maui. There is a staircase leading down to the beach where you can get up close with the smooth black pebbles lining the coast.
Note: Wai’anapanapa State Park lies simply previous Mile Marker 32 and you need to book to go into the State Park.
12. Hana Lava Tube
This is your opportunity to go inside a lava tube if you have actually never ever been. The Hana Lava Tube was formed by lava streaming to the sea for a two-year duration. As the external layer cooled, the lava continued to stream inside developing a tube. Offer yourself an hour to see it. It is absolutely among the most underrated stops on the Hana Highway where visitors can check out the 0.3 miles by themselves to check out the caverns, stalagmites, and lava tubes.
The Hana Lava Tube lies at Mile Marker 31 and the entryway charge is $15 per individual for a self-guided trip. There are washrooms here.
13. Hanawi Falls and Upper Waikani Falls
2 of the stops en route back that lie prior to midway to Hana are the Hanawi Falls and Upper Waikani Falls. You can trek to see them however simply make certain to discover a safe parking area that does not obstruct traffic.
The falls lie at Mile Markers 19 and 24 respecively.
Upper Waikani Falls
If you wish to stop at waterfalls, there are 18 along the Hana Highway. Upper Waikani Falls is typically described as the 3 Bears with the papa, mom, and infant bear waterfalls cascading at various lengths. You can go for a swim here or simply unwind on the stones and take pleasure in the views of among Maui’s most popular waterfalls.
Hanawi Falls can be seen from Hanawi Stream’s bridge, (among the 80 bridges along the roadway to Hana). The waterfall of Hanawi Falls drops 200 feet into the plunge swimming pool listed below. The water is cold here so it is not one of the waterfalls to go swimming in.
Neighboring there is the Nahiku Market location where you can get some coffee, tacos, sorbet, and other treats that you can take pleasure in under the shade.
14. Halfway to Hana Stand
The roadway to Hana is brief. If you leave early in the early morning and drive straight, you can be through it in 90 minutes. However if you take your time, you may be all set for a rest stop and a brief treat by the time you get to mile marker 17. Another fantastic 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 offer Maui’s preferred “shave ice,” ice cream, and other sandwich shop favorites. There is even an atm if you discover you are running short on money. There is a little picnic location where you sit under the shade to enjoy your ice cream too. If you wish to attempt another fantastic banana bread check out Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread which has to do with 4. miles prior to you reach Halfway to Hana.
15. Ke’anae Arboretum
What is excellent about this stop on the Hana Highway is that it is totally 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 thing. They are an intrusive types imported from Asia, however you can’t assist however stop to take pictures. They are captivating. It’s a brief path so it will not use up excessive time on the Hana Highway to see them.
16. Honomanu Bay
If you wish to see another black sand beach it can be done at Honomanu Bay. This isn’t a popular stop on the Hana Highway, so you will discover less individuals here if you are searching for a location without crowds.
Found at Mile Marker 14, Honomanu Bay is a rich shoreline of Maui where parts of Jurrasic Park were recorded. We snapped a shot of the coast from a helicopter. This is a stop on the Hana Highway that you’ll wish to do just if you have time as you can’t drive down unless you have a 4X4. So you will require to trek.
17. Garden of Eden Arboretum
When driving the Hana Highway, it’s simple to discover the stops on the roadway as there are mile markers the whole time the roadway. The Maui Garden of Eden is found on Mile Marker 10. There are 2 1/2 miles of kept strolling routes and you can see the Puohokamoa waterfalls from the Garden of Eden. It needs to secure about an hour.
There is a charge of $15 to enter the Garden of Eden however it deserves it if you wish to see the plants of the island. There’s an old mango tree, and strolling routes through the immaculately kept gardens., so make certain you have the time to truly check out the gardens.
18. Canyoning at Rappel Maui at Garden of Eden
If you wish to do something daring in Maui, Rappel Maui lies in the Garden of Eden where you can reserve a full-day trip to rappel down Puohokamoa Waterfall. We have actually rappelled down a waterfall and it is extremely enjoyable!
19. Twin Falls
Twin falls is another waterfall stop on the roadway to Hana. There are the lower falls and the upper falls and it is a brief one-mile walking making it a quickly available waterfall for everybody to take pleasure in. It’s an excellent location for a dip in among the swimming pools. We didn’t go for a swim however you can swim there. There is likewise a farm stand where you can purchase treats and shakes.
Twin Falls lies at mile marker 2 and there is a parking area that is restricted. There is just space for 50 cars and trucks at Twin Falls, so when eliminating on the roadway to Hana, we suggest stopping here instantly when you leave Paia since there is a likelihood you will not get a parking area in the car park and will miss it. There is no parking on the roadway to Hana.
20. Ho’Okipa Lookout
We pointed out Ho’Okipa Lookout as one of the important things to do in Paia. However when driving the roadway to Hana, this is an excellent stop for sundown en route back. Found simply beyond Paia on the Hana Highway is Ho’okipa Beach Park. It is among the very best areas on the island for sundown and an excellent location to enjoy the pros at work.
You can’t miss it since you’ll see all the windsurfers shooting through the water as you approach. The waves are big here thanks to the ideal waves that break on its north coast. If you are going to discover how to Kite browse or windsurf do not go here. This is for specialists just. Do what we did and go to Kahului Beach rather.
21. Paia Fish Market
It’s been a long day. (a minimum of if you are nuts like us) and time for supper. Among the very best locations to consume in Paia is the Paia Fish Market. Get a plate of Mahi Mahi at this regional preferred and reminisce about the incredible things you saw today on the Hana Highway.
Where to Remain On the Roadway to Hana
There are just a couple of hotels in Hana if you choose to remain the night which is an excellent concept to permit more time to check out. The lodging on this side of Maui as it is more of rugged and remote, however you can inspect VRBO for holiday leasings in the location like this beautiful remain in Hana.
We recommend leaving early to beat the traffic. The Roadway to Hana can end up being overcrowded rapidly. If you have 2 days, we suggest taking the complete 2 days as there are a lot of websites to see! There are a couple of hotels in Hana, we recommend the Hana Maui Resort: Examine rates and accessibility
We remained at the Paia Inn in Paia and it was amazing. It lies on the beach and is within strolling range of a number of the leading Paia tourist attractions. The store hotel has a hip ambiance and provides yoga classes, fresh Kona coffee, and trendy spaces.
Quick Tips For Driving The Hana Highway
Make certain to get The Roadway to Hana CD at any memento store in Maui. Turn it on in Paia and follow their suggestions as you go. It plays some regional music and it’s rather amusing to boot. Drop in Paia to get a box lunch at CJ’s Restaurant. Leave early, the roadways are absolutely complimentary and clear of traffic in the early morning and you’ll have the highway all to yourself. Load additional water. Make certain to have durable water shoes with an excellent grip for the waterfall routes. We recommend taking 2 days to truly check out the Hana Highway, one isn’t sufficient to see whatever. There are lodgings in Hana. Drive straight to Hana stopping just for a few of the waterfall and picturesque ocean views so that you can get to the park prior to the crowds. Permit a minimum of 2 to 3 hours in the park to check out the treking routes and make it out to the waterfalls. When you are ended up in the park, make your method gradually back along the highway stopping at all the areas you missed en route out. Stop at the black sand beach on your method back to Hana from the park to see the residents picnicking and surfing. We discovered the highway to be a more picturesque drive en route back to Paia so enjoy your afternoon. Pay unique attention to the one-lane bridges, they can be difficult on winding roadways.
About The Hana Highway
Maui’s Hana Highway is thought about among the world’s fantastic seaside drives and the most stunning drive in Hawaii. beginning in Paia and ending simply past the town of Hana. It is just 45 miles (72 km) to Hana from Paia, however the drive can take a whole day when you stop at all the stunning sights along the method. Learn more: One Of The Most Fantastic Truths About Hawaii
The twisting roadway to Hana is filled with 600 barrette turns crossing 59 bridges. The narrow roadway holds on to the side of high sea cliffs and you typically come in person with approaching traffic.
It is not advised for somebody who is not utilized to driving, so if you do not have a great deal of experience behind the wheel, we recommend taking a trip of the Hana Highway rather of driving it yourself. However if you like to drive, and do not mind one-lane bridges, obtain a cool vehicle leasing and get on this roadway for a lovely day in Maui.
To get to Hana from Paia you will really take highways 36 and 360. However the Hana Highway sounds a lot cooler. We got on Highway 36 towards Hana and after that after 9.5 miles, we turned onto highway 360 to Hana.
In some sources, you may check out the Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach. This culturally delicate location is on personal property and is off-limits to visitors. Please regard the published indications and do not check out Red Sand Beach.
The Very Best Pointer for Driving the Hana Highway
The very best idea for driving the roadway to Hana is to b-line it to Hana and after that drive back gradually in the opposite instructions. We drove straight to O’he’ o Gulch very first thing in the early morning. It is simply past the town of Hana which we placed on our list to stop at en route back. After checking out the routes and waterfalls, we then made our method gradually back towards Paia for the remainder of the day.
It was an excellent option as we didn’t need to being in traffic. Plus we had the Pipiwai Path to the waterfalls and through the bamboo forest all to ourselves. We were grateful for our option and felt quite happy with our choice when we saw the long lines of cars and trucks on the other side of the roadway as we drove in the opposite instructions of all the traffic.