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Ka'ena Point State Park

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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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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Well let's start with the fact that it's something to do in Hawaii that's absolutely free. These views are probably the most spectacular coastline views I've ever seen. The hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well let's start with the fact that it's something to do in Hawaii that's absolutely free. These views are probably the most spectacular coastline views I've ever seen. The hike itself is pretty easy, relatively flat with almost no elevation change. It's not paved or a gravel path, it's rocky in spots and you need to be careful, especially if... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did a small hike in august 2015 and saw a monkseal swimming in the ocean. Breathtaking views of the ocean

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We drove the west coast side of Oahu finishing at Ka'ena Point where we basically drove until we ran out of road. This is again a very natural untouched part of the island with plenty of birds and wildlife. There is a large cave at the side of the road and the US Satellite Tracking Station is also in this... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As other reviewers have indicated, it is an extremely hot hike to the point. Bring lots of water and wear a hat and sunscreen. 6 miles roundtrip and it took approximately 3 hours. We met a seal along the way. Very lazy fellow The whole reason I wanted to do this hike was so I could see some monk seals.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Easy hike, and at the end you are rewarded with a fenced off seabird nesting area, and a gorgeous view of the coast, with Monk Seals to say Aloha to.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We hiked in from the north end. Very hot and dry. The kids complained the whole way out, but once we got there, attitudes changed and it became a mission for everyone. Excellent views, good wildlife and scenery. Few people. Takes about 1.5 hours out and the same amount back. Saw monk seals, albatross and shearwaters. This hike isn't for... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I guess hiking in Hawaii during the summer is not that good of an idea. Weather aside, the hike itself is very rewarding. Excellent views all around, nice birds sanctuary at the end. There are quite a few people that took their 4x4 there, however the drive seemed very rough. Coming back I match one cars speed for over 20... More 

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Manassas va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The hike will take you time. Of course it is hot so bring water and good pair of shoes. Of course bring a camera because the views are amazing.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Less touristy and beautiful. The water is clear and blue with rocky mountains. It is a quiet area of Oahu. Worth seeing.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The hike is at the most eastern part of O'ahu. There are two ways to get to the park. From Waianae, through 93 end at Ka'ena point state park. The other way is from north shore to Farrington Hwy end at Mokuleia beach. We took the north shore way. Park at the gate. From there, it is about 2-3 miles... More 

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