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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Waianae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Waialua, Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I hiked in from the North Shore side and it was a little over 2 miles to get to the entrance. If you have a 4WD you can drive all the way to the entrance gate. I didn't mind the hike in, the ocean is beautiful and it's an easy walk. Once I got into the park, I saw the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I'm not religious but I felt God there! Now it could have been the heat but I'd like to think I was just in awe of the beauty. Seriously the most beautiful place I've ever been. Tips: Bring sunscreen. Eat Well. HYDRATE BEFOREHAND. Of course you'll need to hydrate during but this is one of those hikes that will knock... More

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Spring City, TN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful views of waves and rocks. Mesmerizing. But do not, and I repeat, DO NOT park past the lifeguard station. The road continues another half mile to a very tempting cul de sac. And roving gangs of young bucks patrol that area looking for tourist cars. They know you'll be gone at least an hour - plenty of time for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is definitely off the beaten track. The hike is hot and there are no amenities or facilities along the trail. Use the bathroom before you start your hike. The trail is very doable, but it is rough in certain areas. The waves hitting along the shore was amazing. It is definitely worth doing. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This trail located in the north west of ohau at the end of the highway is well worth a visit if you are keen on wildlife and some scenic views. There is ample free parking at the end of the highway (paved road) and the trail begins by walking up the unpaved road for approximately 2 miles. Then you reach... More

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Japan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Off the beaten track, you will find no businesses and few tourists there. It is strikingly beautiful and the there is a trail that leads around to the North Shore of the Island. One must use caution swimming there since currents are sometimes very strong as is the undertow. It is a good place for contemplation and to be away... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

If you're a huge fan of lost, you must not miss the Camp Erdman on the way to Ka'ena Point State Park. It's the camp of the others and you can see it from the street. We did not dare to go inside, but we made our pictures :-)

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Chicago
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386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I find this place a wonderful destination for taking a pleasant hike and enjoying great views. The Ka'ena Point State Park is a pleasant destination that is anything but typical.

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Baroda, Michigan
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We accidentally drove down this road and so glad we did. We parked along side the road where there was an area and hiked and found core, sum cool fish, beautiful waves crashing against rocks, and sea shells. It was relaxing and quiet. I wish we had time to go there again and to the other close beaches. Hardly any1... More

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Waianae, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The end is worth all the walking in the heat. Go early in the morning, take water and sunscreen! No shade and it will be hot coming back! Every time I go, I see Monk Seals! Probably not a good hike for little kids, as there is some rock climbing.

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