Skip to main content
Header image

Kuhio Scenic Highway

0 miles: 0 hours, 0 minutes

Navigating the sometimes narrow, meandering Kuhio Highway, attention is easily drawn from the road to breathtaking views of green mountains, lush valleys and turquoise waters. Skirting Kau‘ai’s northern shore, SR 560 passes beaches, caves, cliffs, rivers, streams and some quaint towns. Predominantly one-lane bridges have weight limits, and beware of falling rocks.

flickr/Jim Mullhaupt

Past Hanalei Valley Overlook’s panoramic views of forested mountains and a valley of plentiful taro fields, a quick drop in elevation leads to the first of SR 560’s several narrow bridges across rivers and streams. The byway winds past tropical vegetation and secluded bays and coves used to make the movie "South Pacific" before ending at Hā‘ena State Park’s idyllic beaches, beneath "Bali Hai" mountain.


Travel Like an Expert with AAA and Trip Canvas

Get Ideas from the Pros

As one of the largest travel agencies in North America, we have a wealth of recommendations to share! Browse our articles and videos for inspiration, or dive right in with preplanned AAA Road Trips, cruises and vacation tours.

Build and Research Your Options

Save and organize every aspect of your trip including cruises, hotels, activities, transportation and more. Book hotels confidently using our AAA Diamond Designations and verified reviews.

Book Everything in One Place

From cruises to day tours, buy all parts of your vacation in one transaction, or work with our nationwide network of AAA Travel Agents to secure the trip of your dreams!