the best stops on the road to hana
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About the Road to Hana
The road takes you through lush rainforests, by flowing waterfalls, and offers jaw dropping seascape views. You’ll quickly see why driving the road to Hana is a highlight of someones Maui vacation.
Top Road to Hana Stops
Tips to Enjoy Twin Falls:
- The trail isn’t paved so it has the potential to be very muddy
- It doesn’t cost to enter but runs off donations so be kind and support the area by being generous
- Bring a towel and swim suit if you’re planning on swimming in the pools
- You can buy some delicious fruit smoothies and juices at the trailhead
- Please respect the Aina (land): throw away trash in rubbish bins, stay on the paths, respect the wildlife and plants.
- Respect the people who live there. Return the generosity that they are showing you by allowing you to experience this beautiful area.
- Basically be a kind human!
*Photo tip, if taking a photo with an iPhone, use the panoramic vertically to get the whole shot of the rainbow eucalyptus trees.
Garden of Eden
If you have disposable cash garden of Eden is a great place to stop off at. It cost $15 per person to enter and it supports local business which im a huge supporter of.
Coconut cafe inside sells some quesadillas, acai bowls, wraps along with coffee and fresh smoothies and juices.
Kaumahina Wayside State Park
If you don’t have a four wheel drive vehicle it is possible to hoof it in. This isn’t a good beach to lay out at or swim. Go for the pictures and/or to stretch your legs as you continue the picturesque journey to Hana.
The next five miles there will be a few places to pull over on the shoulder and snap a picture of a waterfall or the coast line.
Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside Park
Just before mile marker 25. There’s a waterfall on the right hand side that you can jump off a cliff into if the water level is high enough.
Wai’anapanapa State Park
If the surf is up, you’ll be able to body surf the shore break and the blow holewill be showing off.
Awesome you’ve completed the best Road to Hana stops. Through all the twisty curves, one lane bridges, and drop offs you made it to the idyllic town of Hana. Most people visit do the ‘Road to Hana’ stops and visit the town of Hana in 1 day which isn’t nearly enough time to experience this part of the island. If you can, carve out more time to explore this beautiful side of the island. Before you go, a few tips.
Road to Hana rules of the road
- Yes the scenic drive is beautiful and is a tourist attraction. It is also a road that is used by locals as it’s the only one to and from town. This being said PULL OVER and let the locals pass. If they are riding your ass it’s not because they’re trying to be mean it’s their way of asking you to “let them pass.”
- Fuel up before you go as you won’t see a gas station.
- There are plenty of places to get smoothies, juice or water if you’re thirsty.
- This should be obvious but pay attention to the road, your surroundings and other drivers. The last thing you’re want is to be in an accident in vacation.
- Avoid sites located on or beyond private properties, and areas that lack visitor welcoming signage.
- Park in designated parking stalls. Don’t be “that guy” and block the road for everybody.
- Do not enter streams on occasions of heavy rains and flash flooding conditions.
- Don’t expect much service, cell service and WIFI will be very limited on this journey.
- Please respect the Aina (land)! Theres nothing that irks me more than to see litter and trash strewed about. Pack it in, Pack it out, its that simple!
- Lastly, Do Not park underneath a mango tree, those sweet things have an evil side!