Molokai Geography & Maps
Molokai is separated into 3 regions: Central Molokai, the West End and the East End. 38 miles long and just ten miles wide, Molokai is in the center of the Hawaiian Island chain and is just 25 miles southeast of Oahu, eight miles away from Maui.
Two volcanoes formed Molokai: Maunaloa on the West End and Kamakou to the east. Spend some time in Maunaloa town and you’ll notice it is dryer, flatter and more arid here than in the rugged, verdant valleys of East End. Eastern Molokai features largely inaccessible mountains and sea cliffs. Mt. Kamakou is Molokai’s highest point (4,970 feet) and the sea cliffs of the North Shore Pali are the tallest in the world (3,600 to 3,900 feet). Kalaupapa Peninsula juts out from north central Molokai, home to the isolated Kalaupapa National Historical Park.