The Mysterious Hawaii Road You Absolutely Must Drive At Least Once

What the Hawaiian Islands lack in terms of long road trip possibilities, we make up for in phenomenal scenic drives — from coastal highways with stellar views of the Pacific Ocean to roads that traverse between and through the mountainous inland. This particular highway is one of the Aloha State’s most mysterious, and we think everyone needs to drive it at least once. Hawaii Route 200, also known as Saddle Road, traverses Hawaii Island for 52.7 miles from downtown Hilo to its junction with Highway 190 near Waimea. The road is notoriously dangerous, and was featured by Conde Nast Traveler as being one of the “10 Scariest Highways For White-Knuckle Road Trips.” While it has undergone extensive renovations since then, it’s still one of Hawaii’s most mysterious roads.

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Have you driven down this incredible, mysterious road? If so, share your experiences in the comments below and then check out 10 of Hawaii’s most haunted roads.