Movie Magic on Mo’o Kapu o Haloa Loop


The scenic green ridge above Kualoa Ranch is Mo’o Kapu o Haloa, one of the most sacred sites on Oahu.  The Ranch owns this piece of legend, and the absurdly beautiful valley behind it, Ka’a’awa, which has been the scene of Jurrasic Park, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor and Lost.

We hiked an 8-mile loop up to the ridge and back down through the Ka’a’awa valley.  Most was on rutted dirt 4WD roads, with interconnecting portions of narrow trail.  This was basically an easy hike, although I could see how it could have been more challenging if conditions had been wet.

The view from halfway up the ridge:


Coming back down Ka’a’awa Valley.


I have no idea what movie this was in.  There was also a weird pyramid thing.


An old bunker (a real one, not a set) used in Pearl Harbor (the movie).




Here we are after pigging out on yummy Vietnamese food at Green Papaya in Kaimuki.  Get the Tom Ka soup.



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