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    Fern and Ohia tree forrest near the top.
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    Take a Drive up the Mountain!

    by klarson Written Feb 25, 2003
    Fern and Ohia tree forrest near the top.

    Want to know how to get up near the top of Hualalai (the volcano mountain above Kona)? Take Palani Road out of town (east). It winds a bit, and then straightens out. About a mile after the road gets straight (and speed limit goes up to 45 mph), look for a road on the right called Koloko Road. Go up this road several miles. It does a number of switch backs and takes you up pretty high. Eventually, you get to a dead end at a ranch. You can go a bit higher by turning around, drive a quarter mile, and taking the first right. At the end of this road, you can park.

    There are beautiful fern forrests and pheasants up there. Also a grand view below of the ocean if its not cloudy and foggy.

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