Welcome to Molokaʻi Forest Reserve
As you climb and enter the Molokaʻi Forest Reserve, the landscape starts off shrubby and dusty but then becomes filled with dark, fragrant woods of tall eucalyptus, with patches of cypress and Norfolk pines. Don't bother heading down the roads branching off Maunahui Rd, as the scenery will be exactly the same. Although there's no evidence of it from the road, the Kalamaula area (an old name for this general area) was once heavily settled. It was here that Kamehameha the Great (Kamehameha I) knocked out his two front teeth in grieving the death of a female high chief whom he had come to visit. Local lore says that women once traveled up here to bury their afterbirth in order to ensure that their offspring reached great heights.