Driving the famous Road to Hana is on the bucket list of many visitors to Maui, Hawaii. The Road to Hana is one of the most scenic drives in America.

The 64-mile stretch from Kahului to Kipahulu, just past Hana Town, features more than 600 hairpin turns and several dozen one-lane bridges.

While the drive isn't for the faint of heart, it features spectacular scenery at every turn. Lush tropical forest, ocean views, and waterfalls await! If you'd rather not drive, you can join a tour.

There are numerous stops on the Hana Highway, and you need to plan ahead to figure out where you want to stop, especially if you plan to drive there and back in one day. 

The Keanae Peninsula viewpoint is a must stop, to gawk at the power with which the surf pounds the rocks on the shore. Be sure to pick up banana bread at Auntie Sandy's!

The Honokalani black sand beach in Wai'anapanapa State Park is possibly the top stop along the route, but be sure to make reservations in advance. The park also has a hiking trail and a blowhole.

Twin Falls in a hugely popular stop at the start of the route. Short walks lead to waterfalls with plunge pools where you can take a dip if you choose. You have to pay to park. Arrive early!

Upper Waikani Falls can be seen from a viewpoint along the Hana Highway. The three cascades give it its other name, Three Bears Falls. This is one of the most beautiful falls you will see!

In Kipahulu you will find the Pipiwai Trail, one of Maui's most popular hikes. It is part of Haleakala National Park and features a boardwalk section through towering bamboo.

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