Story:The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana

Here are a few key numbers to remember: 52, 59, 620, and 1926.

The globally renowned Road to Hana is 52 miles long, beginning at the beach town of Paia and ending at Hana Town. It has 59 single-lane bridges and 620 curves. Originally built as a gravel road in 1926, the highway is now a beautifully engineered marvel.

Hana beach
Kahanu Garden

The destination, Hana Town with a population today of around 1,200 people, is considered to be perhaps the most isolated spot in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Road to Hana is safely traveled. But it demands your attention and, even more importantly, courtesy. Scenic pleasures abound for the visitor. But it is also a working thoroughfare for residents, who depend on the Road to connect them to work and community.