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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #6 of 20 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Roundtrip this hike was 7 miles. It was hot and no shade but, the breezes were cooling and the views are amazing. Bring water. Apply sunscreen. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

You do not need a tour company to go here. It is a very nice hike. Drive to the end of Farrington Hwy on the Wai‘anae Coast. Bring heaps of H2O as it is hot and dry and there is no fresh water at Ka‘ena Point. DO NOT BRING VALUABLES! Leave them at home or in your Hotel, do not... More

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Richardson, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Ka'ena Point is a long and sometimes sandy hike, but it's well worth it. On one side you have the mountains that give shape to the north eastern horn of Oahu and on the other you have the Pacific ocean, lapping the rocky shoreline. It can get a bit hot on the path, but the ocean breeze is delightfully cooling.... More

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Waianae, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved the drive there along the ocean. We stopped at a cave and took pictures and found it very enjoyable and scenic drive to the West side of Oahu.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had never been to this part of the island, and I was pleasantly surprised how spectacular it was! I had supposed that it would not attract a lot of people being rather out of the way, but when I arrived I was stunned by the number of cars! I almost turned back (glad I didn't). Apparently this is a... More

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Poulsbo
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Out of the way BEAUTIFUL seaside trails! While there is no shade from the sun, there is the surf to play in if it gets too hot. Probably not a great place for young children (lava rocks are sharp and tempting to play on) but very romantic and fun for a couple!

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Waialua, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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