Places to See - The Kohala Mountains

The Big Island is composed of several volcanos in various stages of activity, including the active volcanos Mauna Loa, Kilauea and Hualalai, the dormant volcano Mauna Kea, and the almost extinct volcano comprising the Kohala Mountains which last erupted about 60,000 years ago.

The Kohala Mountains are an example of an extinct volcano
A drive along Kohala Mountain Road, a little over 20 miles, will produce some stunning views of the leeward coastline and glimpses of some of the ranches in the area. You will also see windmills which have been pressed into service in some parts of the island by our electric company