On their second day on the island Jack, Kate and Charlie head into the valley in search of the plane's cockpit. Kate mentions to Charlie that he looks familiar. When I first saw the panoramic view of this valley, it also looked very familiar.
This scene and numerous other scenes in Lost were filmed in the Ka'a'awa Valley on Oahu's Windward Coast. In this photo we look back towards the ocean from a clearing a bit inland and higher up in the valley. This is also the location where in Episode 3, Sayid, Charlie, Kate, Shannon, Boone and Sawyer make camp for the night when they return from hearing the taped broadcast of the French woman.
The Ka'a'awa Valley has been used for location filming for numerous major motion pictures and television productions. Here scenes were filmed for 50 First Dates, Godzilla, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, Tears of the Sun, and Windtalkers.
The only way to venture into the valley is with permission of the owners, the Kualoa Ranch. I took a two hour horseback ride from the ranch into the valley. The guides make sure to point out many of these filming locations. For more information on the valley and how to get there see our feature Exploring Kualoa Ranch and the Ka'a'awa Valley of Oahu, Hawaii.
View a Google map of this Lost location.
View a screen-shot of this location from ABC's Lost on Lost-Media.com.