Kahekili's Leap

Kahekili's Leap, Lanai

Kahekili's Leap is a rock ledge on Lanai's south shore. It was here where King Kamehameha's warriors proved their bravery by leaping 80 feet (24 m) into the ocean below. This is a steep rock face, but what adds to the challenge is the fact that the rocks at the base extend about 15 feet (4.5 m) outwards and the water is only about 10-20 feet (3-6 m) deep and the ocean bottom rocky.

Kahekili's Leap Overview

  • Also known as Warriors Leap
  • Kamehameha's warriors would prove their bravery here and jump from the cliffs into the ocean

Location:
Highway 440, Kaunolu Village HI 96763

Driving Directions: From Lanai City, take Highway 440 west toward Kaumalapau Harbor. Past the airport turnoff, turn left onto Kaupili Road, which is an unmarked dirt road. After about 2.5 miles (4 km), you’ll see a yellow water pipe on the right. Make a right turn here. This road goes downhill and leads to Kaunolu and Kahekili's Leap after about 3 miles (4.8 km).


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