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East Molokai.jpg
Eastern Molokai with a portion of Kamakou and Molokai Forest Reserve
Elevation 4,961 ft (1,512 m)[1]
Prominence 4,961 ft (1,512 m)
Listing Ultra
Kamakou is located in Hawaii
Hawaii, U.S.
Range Molokai Forest Reserve
Coordinates 21°6′23″N 156°52′06″W / 21.10639°N 156.86833°W / 21.10639; -156.86833Coordinates: 21°6′23″N 156°52′06″W / 21.10639°N 156.86833°W / 21.10639; -156.86833
Topo map USGS

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.[2] Kamakou is located within the 2,774 acres (11.23 km2; 4.334 sq mi) Molokai Forest Reserve,[3] estimated to contain more than 250 rare native Hawaiian plants, many of which exists only in this part of the world.[4] Two examples are the Olomaʻo (Molokai thrush) and Kākāwahie (Molokai creeper). Monthly tours are held by the The Nature Conservancy.[5]

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