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Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Beautiful, natural area in Kailua, Hawaii

I lived across the street from the marsh for a year in 2014. I loved walking over to find out what was happening as volunteers are continually working to improve the area. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Most activities are monitored by the state, even parking is mostly spoken for. If you are not an affecianado of Hawaiian culture, language, or dance you won't find much to interest you, and even those things are few. Music seems to be somewhat of a universal language, but it is probably best accessed at Dukes or Kanakapila grill in Waikiki.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I lived across the street from the marsh for a year in 2014. I loved walking over to find out what was happening as volunteers are continually working to improve the area. There is a long walk/run along the marsh which is beautiful. . .so much wildlife and great views!!

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wonderful vistas of the marsh and Koolau mountains are to be found in the 1 mile walk along the dike that protects Kailua homes from flooding. There are other areas of the marsh where it is possible to hike and picnic as well....

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Kaneohe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful natural marsh--the largest on Oahu. As such, it is a protected Wildife Sanctuary, and that fact by itself deserves respect when visiting this site. There is a nice, somewhat lengthy, flat trail on the floodwater control levy. This levy, however, has no shade, so plan for an early morning walk, and bring water. There is no... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Endangered shearwaters nest in Kawainui marsh and the lights and noise from the marsh "fun" run was destructive. Please stay out of the marsh. Run and walk your dog elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Kailua Nite Run took us out into the marsh. It really is beautiful and the history of the area is well worth learning about.

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San juan capistrano
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What does one expect to see at a marsh? Well, a marsh. If that is what you are after, then the hot unshaded trail across it is for you. Wild life is in the farther reaches away from the trail, understandably, although there are occasional waterfowl. Hot! No shade! There are far more interesting places to visit on Oahu and... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The only real marsh left in Hawaii. The bird watching is fantastic. It's a really nice peaceful area. One I really love and recommend.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is an awesome place on the island of Oahu in Kailua. There is a huge restoration project underway and this is the largest wetland complex on the entire island. There are trails through parts of the marsh and important cultural features that can be discovered. On Quarry Road there is an upland forest restoration and trails that give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Kawainui wetlands park and trail is a really pretty walk through a marsh of international importance. It gets hot if the sun is out, so take a little water to keep hydrated but make sure not to leave any trash behind. You might see coots, ducks, moorhens, stilts, egrets, and various small neighborhood birds such as myna birds, doves,... More 

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Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua

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