Pali O Ha`uki`uki is often referred to as 'Broken Road'. It is located just north and west of Ka Lae (South Point) in the Ka'u district of the Big Island. So why do many visitors call it broken road? In the 1950's, the Army Corp of Engineers demolished the Pali (cliff face) to make a road that led down to a ramp for launching boats. It wasn't six months before a Kona storm came and removed everything they had engineered. Today it's a broken road, abruptly ending on the cliff face. You should not attempt to drive down any portion of this road. Instead, you can park at the beginning of the road, and hike up and over see where it terminates at the ocean. Use caution near the end of the road of course. The twisted pavement and concrete below won't break your fall. The views from here are quite scenic and is one of the few places near Ka Lae where you can escape the wind on a windy day.

John Derrick
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