AAA Editor Notes
Keahiakawelo, 7 mi. n.w. on Polihua Rd., is also known as Garden of the Gods. It is in a windswept area of the island where erosion has carved an assortment of pinnacles and buttes. Low morning or evening light accentuates the odd formations. Legend has it that the area was once the site of a magical battle between the sorcerers of Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i.
Beyond Keahiakawelo, the road becomes increasingly rough and ends at the westernmost tip of the island, Ka‘ena Point. Polihua Beach, on the northern coast, is accessible only via Keahiakawelo. The area is known for its nesting turtles; visitors should view them from afar and not disturb them.
Polihua Road is a dirt road that should be attempted only during good weather and only in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Strong currents make swimming dangerous and ill-advised.