Ka’a’awa Valley

Explore Ka’a’awa Valley’s stunning scenery, rich history, and ancient legends in Oahu, Hawaii. Enjoy guided tours, horseback rides, and ATV adventures at Kualoa Ranch.

Ka'a'awa Valley is a Heritage Site located in the city of Kaaawa on Oahu, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Ka’a’awa Valley


  • Overview: Nestled in the city of Kaaawa on Oahu, Hawaii, Ka’a’awa Valley is a breathtaking and historically significant site on the windward coast. The valley’s stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage make it a must-see for visitors to the island.
  • Highlights: The lush Ka’a’awa Valley is set apart by its dramatic backdrop of the Ko’olau Mountain Range and its association with ancient legends, including the nightmarchers who are believed to roam on full moon nights.
  • Activities: Visitors to Ka’a’awa Valley can enjoy guided tours of the valley and Moli’i fishpond, horseback rides, and ATV tours, all offered by Kualoa Ranch.
  • Information: Ka’a’awa Valley is managed by Kualoa Ranch, and guided tours are available daily. Prices and schedules vary depending on the activity, so it’s best to check their website for the most up-to-date information. The valley is beautiful all year round, but visiting during the dry season (April to October) is recommended for optimal weather conditions.
  • History & Significance: Ka’a’awa Valley was once the residence of kings and a sacred training ground for Hawaiian chiefs. The valley also served as a pu’uhonua, or place of refuge, and is home to the island’s most famous burial cave for chiefs, Pohukaina.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Ka’a’awa Valley, consider booking a guided tour that combines multiple activities, such as horseback riding and ATV tours, for a comprehensive experience. Also, keep an eye out for filming locations of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows, as the valley has been featured in numerous productions like Jurassic Park, LOST, and Hawaii Five-O.

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