Kolekole Mountains, Oahu
KOLEKOLE PASS - Located on Schofield Barracks, has an excellent vantage point of the Leeward side of the island. There are hiking trails and worthy for some great photos.
The road through the deep cut in the Waianae Mountains, known as Kolekole Pass, was constructed by the 3rd Engineers in 1937. Contrary to popular belief, Japanese planes did not approach through Kolekole pass, but flew along the inside of the mountain range making it appear as though they came through the pass on December 7, 1941.
A path into the woods and up the mountain leads to a large stone with a unique natural bowl and drainage through it that has attracted considerable attention over the years. Hawaiian folklore says that the pass is named Kolekole after the old woman who watched people pass the stone that served as the territorial marker. Some speak of the rock being used for sacrificial beheadings of defeated warrior chiefs
The mountains on the Leeward side of the island are beautiful, and hiking up here provides some breathtaking views.