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Pepeekeo Scenic Drive

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Address: Off Hwy 19 between miles markers 7 and 8, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Nice drive

Some view pull outs. Peek-a-boo views of the ocean crashing into the rock cliffs and cove beaches. Mostly one lane per direction, some construction slow downs = widening bridges.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
yvonne p
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El Sobrante, California
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El Sobrante, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some view pull outs. Peek-a-boo views of the ocean crashing into the rock cliffs and cove beaches. Mostly one lane per direction, some construction slow downs = widening bridges.

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parking is limited along the street unless you pay for the Botanical Garden tour but a must stop along the 4 mile scenic drive. Paved pathway, a little steep but not too bad, and go straight thru the garden paths to the bottom for the best views.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The drive along Hwy 19 through the north side of the Big Island is great. Highly recommend if you're travelling across the island.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is truly worth the detour if you are in the area. Do take time to visit the Botanical Gardens located on this drive. Beautiful!

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Eastern Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't rush by this little four-mile side trip along Honomea bay. There are plenty of places to pull over and soak in the salt spray and view of the beautiful Pacific. There are even a couple of shave-ice/ice cream/smoothie stands near the bottom.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the drive, curvy and slow but fantastic streams, bridges and overlooks. Cool and breezy anytime of the year.

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Pepeekeo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery is just breath taking. The road is a little narrow for 2 way traffic but it is worth the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not sure how anyone could give this gem of a drive anything less than 5 stars. It is stunning! It is a short, 4 mile diversion off the main road. Don't expect to go faster than about 20 miles an hour. Leads to the botanical gardens. The vegetation and views are unreal. Slow down and take the time to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the Big Island is your only stop and you are staying in Hilo, this may be your best short trek to see what the rainforest area really feels like. There are a few coastal overlooks and one stunning pond with a small waterfall. A few local eateries that look interesting too. Worth a short diversion off the main road.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a great drive but it is a good setup if one is going to the botanical garden. Helps slow one down to appreciate what you will see at the destination. Probably not a ideal detour if not visiting the Garden.

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