This is part of “the long spine of Kane,” an ancient pathway that once led to the summit of Wai‘ale‘ale. Chiefly pilgrimages were taken to reach Ka‘awakoa heiau that was dedicated to the god, Kane. Ceremonies were conducted there to ensure a continuous supply of fresh water to sustain the people and lands of Kaua‘i. Other surrounding mountain landmarks here include Maunakapu to the south, Nounou to the north, and ‘A‘ahoaka and Wai‘ale‘ale to the west.

*This cultural site does not have a physical marker to view as the location is not accessible to vehicles.