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Officially designated State Route 61, this scenic highway runs from Kailua to Honolulu.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good53%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We are frequent visitors to Oahu and have stayed in many places on the island including Honolulu and the North Shore. This trip the weather in Honolulu was a little steamy so we headed up the Pali Highway looking to catch a rain shower on...More

Thank IslandsR4Me
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A nice ride across the island. Goes by towns and open green areas. Lush areas which are very nice to see. Nice highway without too much traffic. A nice way to go.

Thank Randy2353
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We drove this route back to Honolulu after leaving Lanikai, while I was primarily paying attention to the road (as all drivers should be doing), I was able to see to catch a few glimpses of the views; this is probably one of the most...More

Thank EmeraldCityGlobeTrtr
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were in Oahu for just a day and a half, mostly to see Pearl Harbor, before heading to Kauai. After an early morning Pearl Harbor tour, we went to lunch and took a short nap to recover from jet lag. Then, we headed out...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

After landing at the airport we took this road to go to our rental at North Shore. The view was fabulous. Great way to get a first look of your surroundings.

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great view of the valley toward the east-side of the island. The history of the spot adds to the significance of the area. It was an easy drive from Honolulu. It is a easy paved walk from the parking lot to the overlook.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We decided to drive along the coast to the north shore and we took the Pali Highway - easy drive and interesting due to its history of having been a cow path and an old carriage way. Beautiful scenery along the way. I love Oahu...More

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Short drive from Honolulu and provides a great view of the east side of the island. The day we visited was very windy, perhaps hurricane force winds as it was very difficult to stand. The view was overcast but could tell it would be beautiful...More

Thank K O
Reviewed 27 January 2017

If you are crossing O’ahu on Rte 63, this overlook is worth a stop if the visibility is clear. An easy pullout off the Pali Highway, with a large parking area and an easy walk to the lookout. Allow perhaps 20 minutes.

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you rent a car you can't miss this drive. The sceneries are gorgeous, but only few places to stop. We did it at least twice to enjoy the beautiful views.

Thank luciazgz
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