The topography of Honolulu is characterized by its diverse and varied landscape. On our Map, the highest elevation of the island is 1,205 m (3,955 feet) above sea level at Koko Crater. The average elevation of Honolulu is 78 m (255 feet). The minimum elevation is 0 m (0 feet) at sea level.
One distinctive feature about the region’s topography is that it has two major mountain ridges—the Waianae Range to the west and the Koolau Range to the east—that form a barrier between the windward coast and central Oahu. Furthermore, this same mountain range also creates several valleys in central Oahu, such as Nuuanu Valley and Waimalu Valley.
Here on our site you can find a free online topographic map which includes designations of heights, terrain features, bodies of water, roads, land cover types and other important attributes. All this information allows you to explore in detail all aspects of Honolulu’s topography with a friendly style but scientific tone!