"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference."

-Robert Frost

Kapoho-Kalapana Scenic Drive (Highway 137)

Following the coast south from Kapoho to Kalapana is a wonderful scenic drive that is a must to explore for any visitor to Kapoho. The road is also refered to as the Red Road by locals (why? Ask a local).  It is a 15- mile narrow, windy drive along the scenic tropical coast.  Much of the route is through a canopy of trees. Almost all of the attractions described here under "Things To Do" are either in Kapoho and/or along this route.  An entire day or more can be spent on the road exploring the various places along it.  

Government Beach Road

Follow this narrow, rural road through a canopy of trees, including very old, large mango trees. This is what much of rural Hawaii looked like not long ago. A worthwhile stop is a little over half way, at the sand dunes perched on a cliff above the sea, and there are a few places to stop and get out to view the ocean. 

 

The road begins at the intersection of Highways 132 and 137 (referred to as 4 Corners by locals), and may be followed north through Wa'wa for a few miles to the Hawaiian Shores and Hawaiian Beaches subdivisions. From there you can either turn around and return to Kapoho, or take Kahakai Blvd. to Pahoa and Highway 130.   

Pahoa-Pohoiki Road. Pohoiki - I love that word! Pohoiki, pohoiki :)

This road is narrow and windy.  Near Pohoiki it winds through and under a canopy of old and protected mango trees. It is a worthwhile alternative route to take to Pahoa from Kapoho.

Opihikao Road

This road is a steep, windy and narrow through tropical forest and farms. It leaves you with a sense of rural Hawaii from days gone by.  

 

The road begins and ends near mile posts 15 on Highways 130 and 137.

 

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