Yesterday I thought the road on the west side of Maui is windy and curvy. Now I know it is nothing comparing to Hana Highway on the northeast side.
It is funny that they call it Highway. For most of the 60 miles, you can’t drive more than 15-20 miles per hour. The road switches back and forth with hundreds of hairpin turns along the rugged coastline. It is really scenic—flourishing rainforests, flowing waterfalls, plunging pools and dramatic seascapes. There are several Beach Parks, a State Park (Waianapanapa) and part of Haleakala National Park along the way.
The only small disappointment is that the 400-foot Waimoku Falls (4 miles hike) is merely a trickle and there are hardly any water in Pools of Oheo.