State Route 65 and 72 in Hawaii

By | October 14, 2022

State Route 65 in Hawaii

Get started Kaneohe
End Kailua
Length 4 mi
Length 6 km

State Route 65 is a state route in the U.S. state of Hawaii, located on the island of Oahu. The road forms a short connection between Kaneohe and Kailua. The road is partly a 2×2 divided highway, but in Kaneohe partly single lane. There is an incomplete connection with Interstate H3. On some maps, the road is labeled State Route 630. The road is 6 kilometers long.

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State Route 72 in Hawaii

Get started Honolulu
End Maunawili
Length 18 mi
Length 30 km
East Honolulu

Aina Haina

Waimanalo Beach



State Route 72, also known as the Kalanianaʻole Highway, is a state route in the U.S. state of Hawaii, located on the island of Oahu. The road forms a coastal route around the east side of the island, from Honolulu to Maunawili. The road is 30 kilometers long.

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The Kalanianaʻole Highway is a continuation of Interstate H1, the highway through Honolulu. The Kalanianaʻole Highway is the only thoroughfare around the eastern side of Oahu, and is a divided highway with 2×3 lanes and traffic lights in the built-up area of ​​Honolulu. The road runs close to the coast along the richest parts of Honolulu.

Immediately outside Honolulu, the road becomes a single carriageway and continues past the ancient volcano Koko Head. This route runs through the rocky coast high above the sea, and is one of Oahu’s most famous roads. The road then loops around Makapuʻu Point, then heads northwest, right under the 400m-high cliffs. The road then leads through Waimanalo Beach, and then heads a little further inland. The road ends in Maunawili on the Pali Highway ( SR-61 ).

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The Kalanianaʻole Highway is one of Hawaii’s main highways and connects several tourist sites. It’s a busy road in eastern Honolulu. The road runs right past Hanauma Bay and Koko Head. The road along Koko Head has been shown in many films and television series, in addition the Kalanianaʻole Highway runs right past ‘Robin’s Nest’ from the 1980s TV series Magnum, PI The Kalanianaʻole Highway has often been featured in this TV series.

The road is named after Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole (1871-1922) the Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii until 1893. He later served as a member of the United States Congress and was the first Native Hawaiian in Congress, and the only one of royal descent.

State Route 72 in Hawaii