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Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona

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Scenic Drive
Built to move military troops across the island post-Pearl Harbor attacks, Saddle Road will delight you with scenic views--provided you drive it on a sunny, fog-free day. Once dangerous and poorly maintained, the highway has been reconstructed to provide for a safer driving experience--it's one of the greatest road trip options in Hawaii. Make Saddle Road a part of your Kailua-Kona vacation plans using our Kailua-Kona trip generator.
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  • For the ride from Kolea (west side) over to Hilo, be sure to include Saddle Road if you like roller coasters! We had a lot of fun on that route. Don't take it if it is wet or foggy.  more »
  • It's not pretty, there's nothing I found interesting on that road. The scenery is dry and rocky and not my taste. If you're trying to get from one side to the other, choose the 11 or 19 instead. North...  more »
  • Great road from Kona to Volcano National Park. Great scenery and bathroom stop halfway at Mono Kea National Park.  more »