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Saddle Road

Hawaii Highway 200, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-935-6268
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Grand Volcano Adventure: Small-Group Experience
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Built in 1942, this 53-mile long road is extremely dangerous with its narrow structure, blind turns, rough surface and single-lane bridges.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mauna kea” (304 reviews)
“speed limit” (102 reviews)
“short cut” (91 reviews)
Hawaii Highway 200, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-935-6268
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Reviewed yesterday

when I first visited the Big Island many years ago this was a rough road and you weren't supposed to take rental cars on it. No longer the case. this has a great surface and so now really cuts down on travel time when you...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed yesterday

Stop in Waimea and enjoy the quaint, old town. This is not quite as fast as the new highway, but gives you a better sense of old Hawaii.

Thank MNKate2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Haha. Can't believe I'm reviewing a road. Took this road from Kona area to Hilo. Stopped at Mauna Kea on the way back. Only thing I wanted to say about the road is you have to stop at the "playground" rest area if you have...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took this road from where we stayed in Waikoloa Village over to Hilo. Beautiful views of the island. Very nice, smoothly paved road. Gives you a great view of one of the lava flows. We were going to go up Mauna Kea Road but only...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did an all day volcano tour which ended with a night hide to where the lava met the ocean. At the end we were all tired and had a drive back to the Kailua-Kona side. It was much easier using the saddle road which...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great way to get from Kona to Hilo. Well paved road with plenty of beautiful scenery to boot and at least a half hour less travel time. Be Aware of the speed limits as it's easy to exceed the posted signs and you know the...More

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the big rental car no-nos is now a smooth, fast paved road which makes it a quick trip from one side of the Big Island to the other. It's a chance to see the interior and to visit the Ellison Onizuka Visitor Center...More

Thank sfox
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a jeep and it was really simple driving. Virtually empty and a great way to get to Hilo from Kona. Worth the detour one way for sure. Watch out for turkeys! Seriously.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Banyan tree has great potential, the view the location the size of the units. However unit 404 leaves a lot to be desired. The assigned parking spot in the covered garage has the owner's car in it so you had to hope you could...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a guided tour so we stopped a few times to see the scenery. Very glad we didn't drive ourselves as there are some crazy drivers on that road...tour guide provided tips for driving ourselves should anyone decide to venture on their own...More

Thank Tonya D
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8 October 2017|
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Response from T634SIjamesd | Reviewed this property |
Yes and well maintained too
17 May 2017|
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Response from alandF6879AU | Reviewed this property |
There are no cliffs and nothing that requires a guardrail. Most of the road is very straight and very wide (mostly 2 lane, with occasional passing lanes). There is a short section (4 miles?) on the downhill run into Hilo... More
Chin T
14 January 2017|
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Response from Suzy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's just very bumpy