Palolo, Hawaii

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Welcome sign in Pālolo
Welcome sign in Pālolo
Pālolo is located in Hawaii
Location in Hawaii, United States & Pacific Ocean
Pālolo is located in Pacific Ocean
Pālolo (Pacific Ocean)
Coordinates: 21°17′44.8″N 157°47′48.4″W / 21.295778°N 157.796778°W / 21.295778; -157.796778
Latitude and Longitude:

21°17′44.8″N 157°47′48.4″W / 21.295778°N 157.796778°W / 21.295778; -157.796778
Country United States
State  Hawaii
County Flag of Honolulu, Hawaii.svg Honolulu
City Flag of Honolulu, Hawaii.svg Honolulu
 •  Mayor Kirk Caldwell ( D)
 •  Council
 •  State Senate District HI-10 Les Ihara Jr.
 •  State House District HI-20 Jackson Sayama
 •  Pālolo Neighborhood Board
Members [1]
 ( 2010)
 • Total12,620
 • Density1,242/km2 (3,220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−10 ( Hawaiian (HST))
Zip Code
Area code(s) 808

Pālolo is the name of a valley, stream, and residential neighborhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States. [2] The area lies approximately four miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu, less than a mile from Diamond Head. Like many of Hawaii's neighborhoods, Pālolo consists of an entire valley. The mauka (mountain-side) of the valley is agricultural in nature. The makai (ocean-side) of the valley ends approximately at Waiʻalae Avenue and is densely settled, mostly with single-family homes.

In the Hawaiian land use system, Pālolo is an ʻili of the Waikīkī ahupuaʻa in moku of Kona ( Honolulu). [3]

Pālolo includes the Kaʻau Crater, an extinct volcano in the mountains at the back of the valley.

Pālolo Stream runs through the valley before joining Manoa stream to form the Mānoa-Pālolo drainage canal, which flows into the Ala Wai Canal. [4] In the Hawaiian language, pālolo means "clay". [2]

Jarrett Middle School [5] and Pālolo Elementary School [6] are located in Pālolo.

Pālolo Valley is bordered on the mauka end by the Koʻolau Range, to the Koko Head (approximately East) side by Wilhelmina Rise, on the makai end by the neighborhood of Kaimuki, and on the ʻEwa (approximately west) side by Waʻahila Ridge.


  1. ^ "PALOLO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD NO. 6". City and County of Honolulu. 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of Pālolo ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Final Rules of Practice and Procedure Department of Land and Natural Resources ʻAha Moku Advisory Committee (PDF) (Report). 2016.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pālolo Stream
  5. ^ Jarrett Middle School Website Archived April 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Pālolo Elementary School Website Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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