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Hanamanu Bay 

Mile Marker #14. You’ll first see the Bay on your left between mile marker 12-13. Further down there is a dirt road you can drive or hike down to the bay.

 

Worth a stop to see the beautiful view of the ocean and river within the gulch. If there’s a swell you’ll see local surfers in the water, but the average visitor should avoid getting in the rocky murky ocean here. 

Ke’anae Arboretum 

Mile Marker #16. A short maintained hike with a huge variety of jungle trees and a grove of Eucalyptus  trees.

 

If you aren’t extraordinarily versed in Botany there’s not much to see in here that doesn’t look different from the rest of the drive and is ultimately skippable. 

Ke’anae Peninsula 

Mile Marker #16. Take the left into Ke’anae Road down to the park area.

 

Once a Taro producing village is now just a field and the historic Ke’anae Congregational Church.

 

However the views of the cliff sides down here are spectacular and worth a stop. 

Ching’s Pond 

Just before Mile Marker #17. A beautiful clear water pool with a small slide looking waterfall leading into it.

 

A local hangout spot so we don’t recommend you stop here unless it is empty. In which case, if you like cold water, it’s a great place for a dip. 

Wailua Valley State Wayside

Mile Marker #18. You’ll see a small parking lot on your right and we think it’s worth a stop and walk up the stairs to the lookout point.

 

You see a stunning view of Wailua Valley and a waterfall towards the mountains and a view of the taro farms on the ocean side of the lookout. 

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