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Pepeekeo Scenic Drive

Off Hwy 19 between miles markers 7 and 8, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Beautiful!

This drive is as named and we enjoyed the great views. There are spots to pull over for family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie B
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Boulder, Colorado
Awesome winding drive

Awesome winding road if you love to drive. Don't forget to stop at What's Shakin' for a smoothie... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
listar136
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Chicago, Illinois
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Off Hwy 19 between miles markers 7 and 8, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"botanical gardens"
in 35 reviews
"one lane bridges"
in 19 reviews
"onomea bay"
in 11 reviews
"great drive"
in 9 reviews
"side road"
in 5 reviews
"road to hana"
in 6 reviews
"pull over"
in 4 reviews
"old hawaii"
in 6 reviews
"ocean crashing"
in 3 reviews
"mamalahoa highway"
in 3 reviews
"four miles"
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"belt road"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenic"
in 3 reviews
"worth the detour"
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"short detour"
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"take your time"
in 8 reviews
"tropical vegetation"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This drive is as named and we enjoyed the great views. There are spots to pull over for family photos. It is a memorable journey for sure.

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome winding road if you love to drive. Don't forget to stop at What's Shakin' for a smoothie, and the Hawaii Botanical Garden.

Thank listar136
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 miles through some decent scenery, but no real views. A small bonus if you're visiting the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Otherwise, nothing to go out of your way for.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

My wife and I recently did this drive and very much enjoyed the experience. This was off the main road and was a nice drive along some scenic areas. The road also takes you to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, which is definitely worth seeing....More

1  Thank irawine
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Absolutely gorgeous view, do not miss this on your trip! this is about an hour 30min drive away from the Kona airport, Off Hwy 19 between miles markers 7 and 8, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing Zipline adventure with Kapoho Kine! We had some much fun with great views and all of the staff exempified great customer service. This is a must do whether you are from Hawaii or visiting.

Thank Jana M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Road is mostly overgrown and not much scenic views at all. Only one spot offered a semi view of the coastline and only saw one actually waterfall, going north to south, there is two very small waterfalls but no where to park. Out of 4...More

Thank Darlene N
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were on the main road when we came across this detour,glad we did great drive,very curvey,one lane bridges,and you also will come across a botanical garden.

Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a modest detour off of highway 19 north of Hilo. Amazing foliage, bridges, streams and sights to see. Parking is spotty, but the traffic is very light, so if you use your head and stay safe, you will not be disappointed.

Thank edwardb800
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We took the four mile scenic drive on the way to Akaka Falls north of Hilo. The drive is on the old Mamalahoa Highway which goes through the forest, crosses streams and passes by private properties. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens is also on this road....More

Thank jgluv2travel
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janjanrose1
29 March 2015|
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Response from tonypzo |
The scenic drive (public road) and hike from the lookout are both free.
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