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So, the big island of Hawaii - 3 chiocce. HI 11 in the south, HI 19 in the north or Saddle Road across the centre. Mostly 2 lane, with some passing lanes. But not too much traffic so no worries. Can be foggy and damp,...More
We use the Saddle Road for a quick trip to the Hilo side of Big Island.
The different climate zones, access to Mauna Kea & the great herds of sheep are just a few of the reasons to travel this route. The condition of the...More
This is one of the ways to get to Hilo and Volcano National Park from Waikoloa. It is a very calm and interesting trek. The road is nicely paved and the surface is smooth. Beware because of the altitude you may be driving through a...More
We’ve traveled from the Koahala coast to Hilo a few times via Waimea and really love the drive. Today we decided to take saddle road instead and I’m so glad we did. It doesn’t have the same beautiful scenes as the coastal drive, but it...More
This was a fun highway that takes you between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the way back from Hilo to Kona. This highway rises up some 3000 feet and on our drive we left sunshine and encountered a rainy, cloudy saddle road; but it...More
Drove the Saddle road - Daniel Inouye highway then hiway 190 from Hilo to Kona coast... had seen some reviews and forum comments about the road and about safety concerns...We travelled the road about 4 pm and had NO concerns at all...in fact the new...More
Yes ! It is so sad to see trash here and there along that road .
I took pictures of flowers growing on lava and we had to remove trash around so the picture would be enjoyable .
The state of Hawaii should implement mandatory...More
We ending up making a loop around Mauna Kea on our trip from Waimea to Volcano National Park and back. We were tired after the volcano and a trip out to Isacc Hale Park on the east side. The drive back was pleasant and fast...More