AAA Editor Notes
Hāna Highway (SRs 36 and 360) runs from Kahului to Hāna. This road winds through brushy ravines, bamboo forests, hamlets and fishing settlements, past gorges and waterfalls. Visitors can view Twin Falls (past Milepost 2) at Ho‘olawa Bridge, Painted Bark Eucalyptus Trees (Milepost 7), and Ke‘anae Arboretum (past Milepost 16), which features hiking trails and picnic tables. Lookouts at Ke‘anae (Milepost 17) and Wailua (past Milepost 19) peninsulas offer panoramas of taro fields.
Note: No gasoline is available between Pā‘ia and Hāna. Although the entire road is paved and well-marked, the first 30 miles from Kahului cover a narrow section with 600 curves and 54 one-lane bridges. The approximate one-way driving time between Kahului and Hāna is 3.5 hours; the round trip takes a full day. Beyond Hāna is the ‘Ohe‘o Gulch with its terraced rock-bound pools cascading into the ocean. The paved road to the pools is narrow, winding and bumpy; the pavement ends 2.5 miles past the pools and a gravel road continues 16 miles (a 90-minute drive). Rental car contracts prohibit driving beyond ‘Ohe‘o on Pi‘ilani Hwy. (CR 31). West of Kīpahulu this road is not recommended for travel, particularly in wet weather. The road is narrow and has sharp curves; a four-wheel-drive vehicle may be necessary after heavy rains.