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Ka'ena Point State Park

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Activities: Hiking
Description: At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State...
At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State Park with its secluded sandy coves and huge wide-open spaces. The hiking trail follows a deeply rutted unpaved Jeep road with dozens of small seaward paths branching off to the ocean’s edge. If you opt to hike the full round-trip trek from Kaena Point to Yokohama Bay on the Leeward Coast, you’ll need roughly three hours, ample stamina, plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, body cover and your camera.
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I had the TREMENDOUS privilege of hiking out to Ka'ena Point during a recent trip to Hawaii, and the 30-45 min hike was TOTALLY worth it! First, the shoreline along this portion... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I had the TREMENDOUS privilege of hiking out to Ka'ena Point during a recent trip to Hawaii, and the 30-45 min hike was TOTALLY worth it! First, the shoreline along this portion of the island is just FANTASTIC, with numerous points to explore. During my hike, my friend and I spotted 3x whales playing off the coast. Once we reached... More 

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kathsum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

While the park and water is beautiful, the drive up is not the best sight seeing. We didn't hike the trail because we only had our flip flops on. And beware, keep them on until you hit the sand as there are burrs in the grass that hurt! There were some great blow holes where the waves were pushing up... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I've lived on Oahu for nearly 5 years and have been to the end of the road on the North Shore many times, but I only now finally made the walk out to the end of Ka'ena Point, and wondered why I had waited so long. The trail is about 3 miles each way from the parking area and the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Worth the drive! What a beautiful untouched place. The beaches are so pretty. Great place for picnics and family outings. There are washrooms along the way. Bring food and drinks with you. There is a cave at side of the road, don't forget to stop.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We didn't spend time on this beach, though it looked beautiful, but we did walk down the trail and out on to the rocks. What a wonderful view, watching the waves crash on to the ledges of rock creating sparkling splashes of water in the sun. If you're taking a trip up the west coast, it's just a short drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The trail out to Ka'ena Point is a flat, dirt path with some beach walking at the end. Super easy! My husband and I walked this trail on a hot day around 2:45PM and round trip with stops for pictures it was about 3 hours and 5 miles. There are absolutely no spots with shade so bring enough water and... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you like walking along a fairly level trail with a beautiful ocean view the entire walk this is the park trail for you. The Pacific Ocean views are great and the birds neting were a real treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Awesome easy walk. We seen several Wales breaching out in the ocean. Bring your go pro or camera. Wear runners or hikers. Bring sun screen and water. If you like nature and waves. This is the walk for you. It's not really a hike. But a easy walk. Very comfortable walk. The trail is not paved. It's a dirt rock... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We hiked about 30 minutes up the trail. The crashing waves were beautiful, as were the mountains on the drive back out! Definitely a worth while walk. Wear sneakers as there are lots of holes on the trail.

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Waianae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great place to watch waves and a starting point to hike to the point!! Beach gets a little steep sometimes and beeeee careful with the currents!

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