The Colossal Mountain Range In Hawaii Where Time Stands Still

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. From the lush, green mountains of Kauai to the stark volcanic landscapes of Hawaii Island, there is little more awe-inspiring than Hawaii’s towering mountains. And while we love Hawaii Island’s Mauna Kea and Kauai’s Mount Waialeale as much as the next local, we are particularly drawn to Oahu’s Koolau Mountains.

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While the crystalline turquoise waters and fine white sand beaches of the Oahu invite you in, it is the majestic Ko’olau mountains that keep you coming back for more.

For more colossal views, you might want to read about the 11 highest mountain peaks in Hawaii.