Mount Kaala

Mount Ka'ala: a road to the highest peak of Oahu

Mount Kaala is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.231m (4,038ft) above the sea level, located on the island of Oahu, the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, USA.

The road to the summit, also known as Mt. Kalala, Kaʻala or Mount Kaʻala, is paved but very steep. It’s called Mount Kaala Road. The area is often shrouded in a foggy mist with nearly 100% humidity.

Part of the Waianae Range, Mount Ka'ala is the highest point on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. The summit hosts a FAA active tracking station. It’s totally closed to vehicles by a barrier and secured by the US Army which is stationed at the base of the mountain, at Schofield Barracks.

The road to the summit was built in the 1940’s. Starting from Farrington Highway, the ascent is 12.39km (7.7 miles) long via 14 hairpin turns. The elevation gain is 1.225 meters. The average gradient is 9.88%.


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