The Road to Hana…and beyond

The Hana Highway, or the Road to Hana as is it popularly known, is a 64 mile stretch of road that goes along the northeast coast of Maui from Kahalui in the central area of the island to the far eastern tip. The town of Hana is at the eastern end of the island, but the road itself continues beyond Hana and eventually comes around to the sometimes unpaved road that goes along the southern coast just below Haleakala.

The Road to Hana is a curvy, narrow thoroughfare. There are 59 bridges along the road, 46 of which are one lane, like this one:

Hana Highway

And if the curves and narrow passages aren’t enough, the Road to Hana becomes even more of an adventure on a rainy day.

Spotted along the road to Hana

Alice in Hululand

The Road to Hana starts in the town of Paia

Waterfall on the Road to Hana

Hanawi Falls

ice cream stand on Road to Hana

Coconut Glen’s coconut milk ice cream

sign for lava tube

Charles Lindbergh

Lindbergh's grave

Site of Lindbergh grave

Charles Lindbergh is buried on the grounds of the Palapala Ho’omau Church

KIpahulu organic farm

Laulima organic farm

And here’s Hana


Hana Bay

Hana Bay

Hana Canoe Club

Long canoes

Machetes for sale

The Hasegawa General Store dates back to 1910. It moved into the current building in 1991. It offers a wide selection of machetes and other instruments suitable for whacking off the top of a coconut or pineapple.

Black sand beach

Black sand beach


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10 Responses to The Road to Hana…and beyond

  1. Looking at my bumper sticker now: FIGHT SMOG – BUY HORSES Hasegawa General Store Hana, Maui, Hawaii – “FAR FROM WAIKIKI” (Right next to my: I’D RATHER BE RIDING A MULE ON MOLOKAI sticker :)) Shaka! :)) Dawn

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  2. pjlazos says:

    Looks like a great trip! I was on a black sand beach in Santorini, Greece, also near an active volcano. Still cloudy there, though. :0(

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  3. I remember the one-lane hairpin turns on the road to Hana, Ken, hugging the rocky cliffs, my knees turned to rubber as I prayed that no one was coming the other way. 🙂 Your photos capture the beauty of a misty paradise.

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  4. Donna Janke says:

    The road to Hana certainly looks worth navigating the narrow lanes and curves. I might prefer to tackle it on a sunny day, if possible, but it looks beautiful.

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  5. Great post! We didn’t get to do this drive when we were in Maui, but I would love to one day. Maybe not on a rainy day though, it may be too adventurous for us 🙂

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  6. JoHanna Massey says:

    Oh the lush green of it all. Impossible without the rain. Enjoyed this photo essay immensely. The waterfalls, the ice cream stand, and one sure indication of being on a tropical island…the variety of machetes in the hardware stores! Nicely done Ken. Thank you.

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  7. A beautiful tour and spectacular share !

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  8. reocochran says:

    I enjoyed the scenery and the 1910 general store. Great post! 🌈

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