A good way to look at the Big Island is a mountain tall enough to pierce the clouds. The further you go from the center the closer you get to sea level. So the closer you get to the center the higher up you go. Scraping the clouds Saddle road will take you up mountain and across the Big Island. It is the fastest way to get from Hilo to Kona and one of the most remarkable commutes in the world. If you're coming from Kona please select Route A. If you're leaving Hilo please select Route B.