Hawaii's Scenic Byways
Hawaii’s Scenic Byways showcase roads throughout Hawaii that have an important story to tell, and are selected for their archaeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and/or scenic significance. In 2009, Hawaii joined the National Scenic Byways Program as part of an international effort to maintain the roadside treasures that define our past, our present and in many ways, our future.
Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor
Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast
Kau Scenic Byway - The Slopes of Mauna Loa
This former footpath offers a journey into Kona’s past, from the guaranteed safety of travelers by Hawaii’s greatest monarch to the immigrant cultures that shaped Historic Kona Town.
Walk, bike or drive in the footsteps of Hawaii’s monarchs as you explore one of America’s three palaces, sacred places once reserved for royalty, as well as the first Christian Church in the Hawaiian Islands.
From the ocean to mountain, this byway leads you to some of Hawaii Island’s most remarkable natural wonders, including a black sand beach, miles of lava caves and the southernmost point of the U.S.
While this scenic byway is rich in Hawaiian history, it’s simply irresistible for the sheer joy of driving through a lush tree tunnel and ending at the sparkling waters of Poipu Beach.
For maps and more information on Hawaii's Scenic Byways, visit www.hawaiiscenicbyways.org.