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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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Worth the death march to get there

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... read more

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We hiked the north trail and it was long and tiring! Took 4 hours total for the out and back, you need to wear good shoes and being lots of water and wear a big hat. It is nice but I am not sure if it was worth the trip from Waikiki... We got lost on our way back GPS... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Worth the drive if you want to get away from the crowds. You do drive through some local residential areas and the traffic from Honolulu can be wicked if you don't time it right. Drive slowly through the park, many children on the weekends. Some great hiking.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was our favorite beach while visiting. It has beautiful eyes views of the uninhabited mountains and gorgeous sunset views. If your looking for a less crowded beach to spend the day and a great place to watch the sun set......look no further

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Kaʻena or Kaena Point is the westernmost tip of land on the island of Oahu. The point can be reached on foot from both the East and Southeast. This dramatic lava shoreline is said to be the place where souls of ancient Hawaiians would jump off into the spirit world and meet the souls of their ancestors. With scenic views... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You can actually reach Ka'ena Point from either the west or north shores. We hiked to the point from the north shore. You have to park at the end of Farrington highway and hike to the point on an old 4x4 track. The track is very heavily rutted and pot holed. The trail to the point is right at 3... More 

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Waianae

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