Steeped in Hawaiian oral traditions, Wai‘ale‘ale mountain represents the piko or navel of Kaua‘i. Its peak, Kawaikini, is the highest point on the island at 5,243 feet. Reputed as one of the world’s wettest spots, it averages 400 to 600 inches of annual rainfall. It is also home to Kaua‘i’s main watershed – Alaka‘i.