Road To Hana

Oct 25, 2018


73 miles (from Lahaina), 46 one way bridges, 620 curves through lush rainforest, dozens of waterfalls. Road to Hana was one of my favorite experiences I've had while traveling. Even with all the rain and clouds (Hurricane Lane was expected to reach landfall on Maui the next day), the stops were unbelievable. 

road to hana, maui hawaii, maui, life and messy hair, xo samantha brooke, nc blogger, nc photographer

An Acai Bowl from a food truck in Lahaina before we started our trip. 



road to hana, maui hawaii, maui, life and messy hair, xo samantha brooke, nc blogger, nc photographer

A stop at Twin Falls! I really wanted to hike to the waterfalls and had looked forward to this for MONTHS leading up to the trip, but the trail was closed due to flooding from the rains from the storm. A few people actually had to be airlifted out due to being stranded from the floods rising in a matter of minutes! Since we were on the mountain side, all the rains from the top of the mountain end up in the waterfalls, rivers, and streams and the floods are quite dangerous. We were told that even the small streams can have currents strong enough to be dangerous to people crossing. 


A fresh coconut from another food truck on the way. After I finished the water off they cut the coconut open, chopped up the meaty fruit, and drizzled it with agave, such a delicious treat.




Feeding the locals...aka peacocks! It was pouring down rain and we had just hiked through inches of mud in a bamboo forest on a previous stop, hence why I'm soaking wet with a towel draped on me haha.


This was toward the end of the trip at Black Sand Beach at Wai'anapanapa State Park. Absolutely gorgeous. The blue water and green landscapes were such a beautiful contrast next to the black rocky shores and cliffs. We hiked around, climbed some of the smaller cliffs, went in a cave, and enjoyed the crashing waves on the cliffs. We didn't do any swimming- you can see how rough the waters are from the hurricane that was heading our way. 













road to hana, maui hawaii, maui, life and messy hair, xo samantha brooke, nc blogger, nc photographer

road to hana, maui hawaii, maui, life and messy hair, xo samantha brooke, nc blogger, nc photographer

We did make it to the little town of Hana where we stopped for snacks and kombucha at their general store and bought a few t-shirts. Unfortunately I can't find any of my photos that I took at the town 😓. I definitely suggest you taking a day for this exciting road trip if you ever visit Maui. So much adventure and sights to see in a span of 60-70 miles. 

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