Kohala Mountain Road

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Route 250 marker

Route 250
Kohala Mountain Road
Route information
Maintained by HDOT
Length19.3 mi[1] (31.1 km)
Major junctions
South end Route 19 near Waimea
North end Route 270 (ʻAkoni Pule Highway) in Hāwī
Highway system
Routes in Hawaii
Route 240Route 270

Kohala Mountain Road, designated Route 250, travels upon the Kohala mountain on the island of Hawaiʻi in the state of Hawaii, United States.

snow-covered peak with observatory domes
Mauna Kea observatories in the distance, viewed from Kohala Mountain Road (telephoto)
Ranch lands on both sides of a coniferous-lined Highway 250.
Views of ranch land may surprise some visitors to the Big Island. Looking southwest from the Kohala Mountain Road, Highway 250.

Kohala Mountain road, known locally as "the High Road", begins about 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of Waimea, at 20°1′36″N 155°41′57″W / 20.02667°N 155.69917°W / 20.02667; -155.69917 (Hawaii Route 250 southern terminus), near the Hawaii Preparatory Academy campus. Route 19 at this point is known as Hawaii Belt Road, or Kawaihae Road. The northern terminus (where Route 250 is known as Hāwī Road), is in the town of Hāwī at 20°14′16″N 155°49′49″W / 20.23778°N 155.83028°W / 20.23778; -155.83028 (Hāwī),[2] at the intersection of ʻAkoni Pule Highway (Route 270).

Major junctions[edit]

The entire route is in Hawaii County.

Waimea0.00.0 Route 19 (Kawaihae Road) – Waimea, Kawaihae
Hawi19.331.1 Route 270 (Akoni Pule Highway) – Mahukona, Kawaihae, Kapaau, Pololu
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (February 1, 2015). "Kohala Mountain Road" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hāwī