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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Waianae
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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Waianae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We have been to Ka'ena Point State Park before but we have never walked to the point before so we decided to the hike. We were not disappointed. The hike was 2.5 miles each way on the south path and is the almost the same on the north path. There are a couple of spots that you have to watch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We only made one mistake with this hike and that was doing it in the middle of the day. It was SO HOT! We were also disappointed when some fellow hikers on their way back said that they built a fence and hikers were no longer allowed to go all the way to the point. You CAN however, go solo... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We did this hike from the Waianae side after two days of rain so there were quite a few places we detoured from the path to avoid the huge mud puddles. It is a beautiful hike and we were rewarded with albatross and whales close to the shore. We were on the trail for the sunset which was spectacular!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have hiked it from both sides, but I much prefer the hike from the Waianae side. The ocean views are spectacular and it is about 2 1/12 miles each way so bring lots of water and sunscreen, but you will not regret it!

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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

From the end of the Farrington Hy (930) on the North coast, it is a relatively easy hike to Ka'ena Point. Stay off the rather muddy path that the 4x4 vehicles use. Rather, hike closer to the water's edge. The sound of the surf crashing ashore is soothing and the ground is much drier but occasionally quite sandy which takes... More

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Monument CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Depending on your route and the weather this can be an enjoyable half day hike to a truly adventurous all day affair. If you come along the western side of Oahu, from Waianae, plan on a rather pleasant morning or afternoon hike along an old road and railroad with a few mud holes but with ways to get around them.... More

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Kapolei, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We have done this hike from the "other" side, (the north shore side). Not nearly as wonderful. We loved it from the Waianae side, as you following the shoreline the entire way. So scenic, so inspiring, so invigorating! Easier road / path, too. End point is the nesting site of the native Albatross, great whale watching, and sometimes the occasional... More

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Ka'ena is around 45 minutes from Ko Olina in traffic and worth driving to. The road is right on the shoreline and their are great view of both the ocean and the mountains. There are 100s of shades of green visible in the valleys and mountains leading to Ka'ena and at Ka'ena. Pressed for time, we didn't do the hike... More

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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Really good place to go. Bring lots of water and wear comfortable shoes. This place has really improved over the years from the time we used to ride dirt bikes there. One of the things you must do is to hike to the end where there is a bird sanctuary. Flat hike with tons of rocks. There is a rock... More

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