East End

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East End, Molokai

Undiscovered country and natural wonders abound on Molokai’s East End. Take a drive along Kamehameha V Highway, where Kamakou, Molokai’s highest mountain, is on your left and Hawaii’s longest continuous fringing reef (28 miles) is on your right. Pass by historic sites like St. Joseph’s Church, built in 1876 by Saint Damien, and Molokai’s first Christian church, Kaluaaha Church, originally built in 1833.
Stop by Kumimi Beach (also known as Murphy Beach) for great snorkeling, or continue to the end of the road for a picnic at peaceful Halawa Beach Park. Take a guided hike into beautiful Halawa Valley, the only one of Molokai’s five epic valleys that’s easily accessible.
Follow a different path inland and four-wheel drive to the Kamakou Preserve, a primeval Hawaiian rainforest home to rare endemic plants and animals. Get a gorgeous view of Waikolu Valley at the Waikolu Overlook. Lining the northeast coast are the sky-high cliffs of the North Shore Pali. At 3,600 to 3,900 feet, they’re the tallest sea cliffs in the world. 

Video: Day With a Local on Molokai

Follow along on a trip to the East End of Molokai, including the Halawa Valley and more.

East End Highlights

Halawa Valley

Take a guided hike into this impossibly lush cathedral valley, blessed with beautiful vistas and towering waterfalls that look straight out of the Jurassic Period.


Kamakou Preserve

Hike beneath moss-covered branches in Kamakou Preserve, a nature conservancy site that contains rare native Hawaiian birds and plants.


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