East End Molokai

Undiscovered country and natural wonders abound on Molokai’s East End and is home to isolated beaches, ancient fishponds, a magnificent coastline, splendid ocean views,historic churches and timeless natural beauty.

Take a day trip and drive along Kamehameha V Highway with Kamakou, Molokai’s highest mountain at 4,970 feet, to the left and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef (28 miles) in the seas to the right. Pass by historic places like St. Joseph’s Church, built in 1876 by Saint Damien, and Kaluaaha Church, originally built in 1833, Molokai’s first Christian Church.

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Island Highlights

- Kalaupapa National Historical Park: Take a mule ride from 1,700 feet to one of Hawaii’s most remote settlements.
- Kaunakakai: Molokai’s main town features historic landmarks, the state’s longest pier, and unique shops and eateries.
- Halawa Valley: Sacred Hawaiian cathedral valley, blessed with beautiful vistas and two towering waterfalls.
- Papohaku Beach: At three miles long, this is one of the largest white sand beaches in Hawaii.

Halawa Valley

Halawa Valley Molokai

Hike into the classic cathedral valley to see Hawaii back in time. It is believed ancient Polynesians settled in lush Halawa Valley as early as 650 AD. With many hidden heiau (places of worship) it's easy to see why this area, half a mile wide and three to four miles deep, and blessed with beautiful vistas and towering waterfalls, is one of the island's most historic areas.

Roughly two miles up the trail is the impressive, double-tiered 250-foot Mooula Falls.

Location: Molokai’s East End, one and a half hours from Molokai Airport.

Kamakou Preserve

Kamakou Preserve Molokai

Take a climb to a place so hidden and so pristine it might feel like you’re the first to discover it. The nearly 2,774-acre Kamakou Preserve on the slopes Kamakou, the island’s highest mountain, is Molokai the way Mother Nature intended.

See more than 250 rare Hawaiian plants, 219 of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Hear the song of the olomao (Molokai thrush) and kawawahie (Molokai creeper), two birds nearing extinction. Tread the three-mile round-trip on the narrow Kamakou boardwalk through unspoiled rain forest.

Location: East of Kaunakakai near the summit of Molokai's highest mountain.

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