Saddle Road, Kailua-Kona

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#1 of 10 in Scenic Drive in Island of Hawaii
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. Saddle Road is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Kailua-Kona Edition.
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  • This was a nice way to travel between Hilo and Kona. It was interesting to see the contrast between the lush greenery of Hawaii to the bleak lava area as you traveled the road.  more »
  • What else can one say? Nice smooth road. No services between Kona and Hilo. Limited cellphone reception.  more »
  • Nice fast uncrowded road over the saddle. Great alignment and smooth asphalt surface built for speed. 60 mph limit most of the way. Interesting to see the different climatic zones, from dry lava in th...  more »
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