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Address: Maui, HI

Maui's northern coastal scenic route.

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Breathtaking scenery, but safety is major concern

On our final day in Maui, we decided to drive this road. This was not an easy decision, because I had seen a few reviews here on TA and on other websites that described this... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
New Haven, Connecticut
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the drive. The scenery was awesome! The place where we stayed said it was "not recommended" to drive there, but others said it was not a problem. Since we do a lot of travelling in the Western states, we are accustomed to a lot of curve backroads and decided to go ahead. Of course, there were places... More 

Thank coppermae
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

On our final day in Maui, we decided to drive this road. This was not an easy decision, because I had seen a few reviews here on TA and on other websites that described this highway as perilous and unsafe. However, I thought that perhaps those reviews were left by people who were uncomfortable drivers at baseline, and as I... More 

3 Thank djbeez
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Awesome drive great views. It did pour rain at some points causing some small washouts, but just take it slow and your good to go. All the people who scream and cried in their reviews must live in a bubble, enjoy life folks!

1 Thank Mrousseau85
West Valley City, Utah
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38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The scenery on this road is cool. However you kind of pay for it. A little nerve racking on this road since there are a lot of single car width road and a cliff on one side. It is difficult when another car comes up and both need to squeeze by each other.

Thank Sean L
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I just completed the entire Maui figure 8, starting and ending in Wailuku. I drove highway 340 in a counterclockwise direction, despite the advice of others and boy am I glad I chose the opposite way. To start, as long as you're not driving like a mad man, you shan't worry about the tire edge facing the cliff side. The... More 

1 Thank Justin S
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

LOL ... I may regret giving this "activity" such a high rating, because the other comments are certainly true. Successfully completing the drive yields a stop at a nice gift shop where you can get a T-shirt with a cool picture of a guy driving a car with his hair standing on end, his eyes bugging out, and his knuckles... More 

3 Thank Scott B
Washington D.C.
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The drive around west Maui is beautiful. While the roads are pretty narrow in places, going clockwise puts you on the inside of the hill if you need to navigate a tight passing situation.

1 Thank zimmcpa
Murrieta, California
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938 reviews
609 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you are are not comfortable driving on narrow 1 lane roads, with turnouts, have someone else drive. This road is less traveled than the well-known Hana Highway, but it more than makes up for it views and hikes. The conventional wisdom is to traverse this in a clockwise direction from the Lahina side (this will put you against the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I re-visited this road since my previous review - this is beautiful but will be scary or even terrifying for most people. This is a unique road with special qualities - possibly too special for many. You do not even need to drive on the scary part to see most of what the north shore of West Maui has to... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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929 reviews
461 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Many of the comments are accurate: scary, dangerous, poorly maintained section of road....definately not a relaxing, comfortable family driving route. However, being up about 1000 feet in elevation the views are breathtaking. Should you decide to go ensure you have a proper vehicle, a camera, and passengers that are trusting of your driving.

1 Thank Kevin D

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