Puu Kukui

▪ volcanic mountain, Hawaii, United States
Hawaiian  Pu‘ukūkae 

      volcanic peak, Maui county, western Maui island, Hawaii, U.S. It is the highest peak (5,788 feet [1,764 metres]) of an 18-mile (30-km) stretch of mountains, the Honolua volcanic series, that dominates the western peninsula of Maui. Puu Kukui (Hawaiian: “Candlenut Hill”) was formed by a volcano whose caldera has eroded into the scenic Iao Valley.

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