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“No longer rough but still lonely”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Saddle Road

Saddle Road
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Mauna Kea Summit Small Group Stargazing Tour from Hilo
Ranked #11 of 129 things to do in Kailua-Kona
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Owner description: Built in 1942, this 53-mile long road is extremely dangerous with its narrow structure, blind turns, rough surface and single-lane bridges.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
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“No longer rough but still lonely”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

In the old days, well just a few years ago rental car companies banned you from driving this route from Waikoloa to Hilo, now it's nicely paved, taking you there faster and easier, don't forget to watch out for Goats, Donkey's and Army Hummmers along the way.

Visited July 2014
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“Great road”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Great road to the other side of The Big Island, the road surface must be brand new, I put it in neutral all the way down on the Hilo side, great scenery. No services anywhere!

Visited August 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great scenery, no bathroom stops”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Gaze upon mountains and ocean as you take this scenic drive to Kona, but make a bathroom stop before you start your trek. Lots of the road travels alongside a military base and you may see helicopters training. No other way to drive to kona!

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Gans, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Saddle Road is so improved”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Awesome ride through Saddle Road. You get to see so many different sights through here and the road has been redone and is so much nicer to travel on. And it shortens the trip across the island :)

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“short cut”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The road is well maintained. You cannot stop for allot of it because it is a military training area. We left Hilo and thought we might be going on the wrong road but then it was marked a good 10 minutes into the drive.

Visited July 2014
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