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Kohala Mountain Rd., Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We drove on Highway 250 which goes over Kohala Mountains. The road serves as a link between Hawi on the north coast of the Big Island to Waimea which is in the heart of ranch country. I read that Kohala is the oldest volcano on...More

Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Magical ride with rainbows and beautiful scenery and vistas. If you are compelled to stop, be mindful as this is a well used road, pulling over to the shoulder or a turn out is a must. You will not believe you are in Hawaii and...More

1  Thank AlohaQ
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Beautiful but scary at night. Actually drove back up Hwy 250 another day to see more of the beautiful things we missed once the sun set.

1  Thank Pam M
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The first time we drove this road we could not believe we were in Hawaii !! It is such beautiful ranch country !! We love driving along here to see the cattle, the sheep, the horses, the goat, the ranches, the pasture views and then...More

1  Thank Nancie W
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Have never been anywhere else where you can see such contrasting views in one place. From some of the pull offs on HWY 250 you see pasture, ocean, black volcanic rock and every in between in one picture. Breath taking! Take your time, watch for...More

1  Thank norphus
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I can't add much to the other reviews here. It's like being in alpine meadows, with temperatures in the sixties, gentle breezes, meadows and streams, and views up and down the coast.

1  Thank Fe_Flyer
Reviewed 30 November 2014

In addition to the myriad of great scenic vistas you see along the Kohala Mountain Road, one of the more fascinating things for me was how the landscape and weather changes as you proceed along the drive. Especially coming from the Kona side and through...More

Thank sharpedan2
Reviewed 28 June 2014

if it weren't for the big blue ocean on the left, I would have sworn I was in Montana cattle country. Same open feel, cows everywhere, horses too. Beautiful drive.

1  Thank 123carolyn123
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Although not quite as windy as the Road to Hana on Maui, it still indeed gave great views of the mountains and ocean from a higher elevation. Saw many types of animal life including donkeys, goats, and horses. The drive is a must for the...More

Thank buswrb
Reviewed 25 July 2013

A bit of a challenging drive, but worth the effort to see the spectacular scenery. It is close to Waimea and Hawi, so you can combine all these places in a single afternoon.

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