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This was our third visit to the Big Island, and we are continually amazed how many different landscapes you find there. A drive from Kona over to Hilo during our visit gave us an opportunity to use the road. It wasn't fully paved in our...More
Our friends information was way outdated about the saddle road. It is a newer, excellent highway that is the quickest road from Kona to Hilo/Volcano Park. Not much traffic even over the Christmas holidays. It was interesting landscape between the volcanoes.
A great drive from Hilo to route 190 close to Waimea.
In the winter parts of the drive can be windy and chilly if you pull off, bring a jacket.
There are various hiking trails along the road, wish we had more time and were...More
Saddle road is a pleasure to drive now that the paving work is done. Gone are the scary narrow rutted road that rental car companies made tourists promise not to take. Watch the speed limits though, it’s so smooth it’s easy to go fast and...More