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These 11 Epic Mountains In Hawaii Will Drop Your Jaw

Mauka: a word in the Hawaiian language, meaning “toward the mountain,” and most commonly used in giving directions. Mountains are an integral part of the Hawaiian landscape, and while there are countless mountain ranges, peaks and valleys across the islands, some are more well-known than others. Each of these eleven summits has a topographic prominence of at least 500 meters, or 1,640 feet, and are collectively classified as the highest summits within the state of Hawaii.

Which of these is your favorite Hawaiian summit? Share your photos, stories, and opinions in the comments below!

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.