Welcome to Kahakuloa to Waiheʻe
Look for the towering giraffe statue east of the 10-mile marker. It marks the entrance for Turnbull Studios & Sculpture Garden. Here you can view Bruce Turnbull’s ambitious bronze and wood creations, peer into a working studio and wander through a small gallery selling an attractive collection of work by local artists.
Continuing around beep-as-you-go blind turns, the highway gradually levels out atop sea cliffs. For an Edenic scene, stop at the pull-off 175yd north of the 8-mile marker and look down into the ravine below, where you’ll see a cascading waterfall framed by double pools.
For a real paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) experience, saddle up at Mendes Ranch, a working cattle ranch near the 7-mile marker and the road to Waiheʻe Ridge Trail. The picture-perfect scenery on these rides includes everything from jungle valleys to lofty sea cliffs.