Hale'iwa on the North Shore, with the Waianae Mountains as a backdrop
In 1984, Hale'iwa was designated a State Historic, Cultural and Scenic DistrictHale'iwa, North Shore of O'ahu, Hawai'i
There are two mountain ranges on the island of Oahu, each formed by a different volcano. Waianae Volcano formed the Waianae Mountain Range on the western part of O'ahu. The Koolau Volcano formed the Koolau Mountain Range that runs along the eastern part of the island.
The Waianae Range is warmer and drier then the Koolau Range. The earth on this part of the island is red.
The Waianae mountain range is about 22 miles long,and its highest peak, Mount Kaala, is also the highest spot on the island of oahu at 4025 feet.