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Take the Scenic Route!
No matter what part of the island you’re coming from, we encourage you to take the Scenic Route (Old Mamalahoa Rd). Sometimes GPS will misdirect you down a dirt road (Old Onomea Rd.) While this route will get you here, it is not recommended.
Coming from Hilo
HTBG is located about 7 miles north of Hilo. Travel north on Route 19. Just after mile marker 7, turn right at large blue highway sign on the right saying “Scenic Route.” About 2 miles on the left is our Visitor Center and parking.
Coming from Waimea
Travel south on Route 19 along the Hamakua Coast until you pass the 8 mile marker. Look for the blinking yellow light with sign on the right saying “Old Mamalahoa Hwy.” Make the next left onto the Scenic Route. About 1.5 miles on the right is our Visitor Center and parking.