Kamakou is the highest peak on the island of Molokai, at 4,961 feet (1,512 m). It is part of the extinct East Molokai shield volcano, which comprises the east side of the island. Kamakou is located within the 2,774 acres (11.23 km2; 4.334 sq mi) Molokai Forest Reserve, estimated to contain more than 250 rare native Hawaiian plants, many of which exists only in this part of the world. Two examples are the olomaʻo (Molokai thrush) and kākāwahie (Molokai creeper). Monthly tours are held by The Nature Conservancy.
Eastern Molokai with a portion of Kamakou and Molokai Forest Reserve
|Elevation||4,961 ft (1,512 m) |
|Prominence||4,961 ft (1,512 m)|
|Location||Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.|
|Parent range||Hawaiian Islands|
|Mountain type||Shield volcano (extinct)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain|
- Daniel Harrington. "Moloka'i: Cultural/Historical Sites and Attractions". Hawaiian Encyclopedia. Mutual Publishing. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
- Giant Landslides of the Hawaiian Islands - University of Hawaii, Hilo
- Molokai Forest Reserve — Department of Land and Natural Resources
- Kamakou Preserve, Molokai | GoHawaii.com
- Ed Misaki-Safeguarding Moloka‘i | The Nature Conservancy