Kaʻala or Mount Kaʻala (pronounced [kəˈʔɐlə] in Hawaiian) is the highest mountain on the island of Oahu, at 4,025 feet (1,227 m). It is a part of the Waianae Range, an eroded shield volcano on the west side of the island. The FAA maintains an active tracking station at the summit, which is closed to the general public and secured by the US Army which is stationed at the base of the mountain, at Schofield Barracks. The tracking station can be clearly seen from afar as a white domed shaped structure.

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Mt. Kaʻala, as seen from near Dole Plantation.
Highest point
Elevation4,025 ft (1,227 m)[1]
Prominence4,025 ft (1,227 m)
Coordinates21°30′25″N 158°08′34″W / 21.50694°N 158.14278°W / 21.50694; -158.14278Coordinates: 21°30′25″N 158°08′34″W / 21.50694°N 158.14278°W / 21.50694; -158.14278[2]
Language of nameHawaiian
PronunciationHawaiian pronunciation: [kəˈʔɐlə]
Kaʻala is located in Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
LocationOahu, Hawaii, US
Parent rangeWaianae Range
Topo mapUSGS Haleiwa
Age of rock3.9 Ma
Mountain typePlateau
Volcanic arc/beltHawaiian-Emperor seamount chain

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mt. Mount Ka'ala". Department of Forestry and Wildlife. State of Hawaii. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  2. ^ "Ka'ala". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-23.