Take A Drive Down One Of Hawaii’s Oldest Roads For A Picture Perfect Day

Even though we can’t take a traditional road trip like our friends on the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands are home to several incredible scenic drives just waiting to be explored — and we can almost guarantee that our views are better. While we love Maui’s Hana Highway as much as the next person, today we’re taking you on a unique adventure back in time along one of the oldest roads in Hawaii.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever driven around the Big Island on Mamalahoa Highway? Did you know that it is one of the state’s oldest roads? For a detailed account of which stretches of road are considered part of the Hawaii Belt Road, click here.

If you’re short on time, consider instead driving along the breathtaking Kohala Mountain Road. Not local to Hawaii Island? Consider embarking on a drive down any of these scenic backroads instead.