Mount Tapochau is the highest point on the island of Saipan, rising 474 meters (1554 ft) above sea level. The lookout point at the top offers stunning views of the azure colored ocean in every direction. Because of this amazing vantage point, Mount Tapochau was a strategic outpost during World War II. There are several informative plaques placed along the hiking trail that describe the views below, and how these sights were involved in the war. There is a dirt road going to the top, though it can be difficult to access without a 4-wheel drive vehicle, especially after a heavy rain.