In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we see that Ahch-To is where Luke was hiding and the same place

has the ancient Jedi temple. Also, while showing the tree branch shelf to Rey, he says that this was built many many years ago just for the purpose of storing the ancient Jedi texts.

Considering all this, wouldn't the other members of the force (Leia, Maz Kanata, Kylo Ren etc) know that Ahch-To could have possibly been where Luke is hiding? Instead of going to the trouble of hiding/finding the map to his location, couldn’t the Resistance or The First Order just send out their army on a hunt

to the historic Jedi planet?

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    I cleaned this up and masked the spoilers. If I changed something, and it isn't what you meant to say, feel free to change those parts back. (try to leave the spoiler tags though, that helps people who read the lists of questions)
    – LevenTrek
    Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 4:59
  • There might be an arguement that Luke felt like he had to hide the location from others, because being the first Jedi temple, it may hold information and/or have great power beyond what viewers saw in TLJ--it might explain why Snoke needed to use Ren to make contact. Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 16:41
  • Also early on their were reports of The Knights of Ren coming to the Island and attacking Luke. Recantly, Rian Johnson confirmed he had to make some big cuts to TLJ. One scene he describes is a final test for Rey. So maybe TKoR were a mirrage for her to test her loyalty/skills, but if not, it would suggest Ren knew where they were... Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 16:43

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The legend of "The First Jedi Temple" was probably known to all (trained) Jedi, but at that point, Luke was the only Jedi left.

And even Luke didn't know where it was exactly.

Han says this in Episode VII: The Force Awakens:

People that knew him best think he went looking for the First Jedi Temple.

The "went looking" part implies that Luke had an idea where to start, but didn't know it's exact location.

You mention a few specific people:

  • Leia is force-sensitive, but was never "trained" as a Jedi.

  • Maz is old and wise, and claims to know the Force (she is considered "Force-sensitive"), but she definitely doesn't claim to be a Jedi, or to have been trained in the force in any official capacity.

  • Kylo Ren was trained by Luke, who might have told him about The First Jedi Temple, but since he didn't know its exact location, he wouldn't have been able to tell Kylo Ren.

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    Maz is force-sensative starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Maz_Kanata Commented Dec 21, 2017 at 15:09
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    @DarthLocke thanks for that reminder. I corrected it to say she's force-sensitive, but still not Jedi or officially trained
    – LevenTrek
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 2:22
  • No worries. She's a character that I think has been under-used thus far! Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 2:43

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