It was raining outside, as clouds hovered over the Koolau mountains, while gray clouds added to the gloomy weather. But regardless of the weather, it was still a beautiful drive. I'm glad I stopped to take in the breathtaking view.
Although it's name is Mokolii, locals refer to it as "Chinaman's Hat," because of the way it looks. Don't you think it looks like a peasant's hat from rural China?
If you call it Mokolii, I am sure most people here would have no clue what you were talking about it, so it's safer to ask "Where's Chinaman's Hat?" if you plan to visit and are unsure of where to go.
You can take beautiful pictures of the area and enjoy the scenery. People also camp and picnic here. Also, if you are more on the adventerous side, you can actually reach Chinaman's Hat by paddling or kayaking, although I wouldn't recommend swimming around the island! From what I here, there are hammerhead sharks in the area that may scare you, even if they are considered harmless.
Once you reach Chinaman's Hat, you might discover a lot of interesting things, including an incredible view if decide to hike the island. I have yet to reach Chinaman's Hat, but maybe one day I will with a group of friends who would like to also go there, although it seems a bit scary. There's so much legend and mystery behind Chinaman's Hat, it seems. I don't know anyone who has hiked Chinaman's Hat yet, but I know there are people out there who probably already have. I just haven't found them!
If you decide to hike Chinaman's Hat, just be sure to keep track of the tide and don't mess with any of the nesting animals!
If you decide not to venture to Chinaman's Hat, you can swim at the beach in year-round calm waters instead and enjoy the view of the island from a far.
For now, I think I will just stick to the view and enjoy the scenery at the park. It's beautiful and relaxing. If I was to plan a wedding for myself, I would consider this spot because of the incredible scenic view. Imagine the view during the summertime?
I added a link below for those who may be interested in knowing more about Chinaman's Hat from to-Hawaii.com