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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Waianae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a slightly different experience on O'ahu, look no further than Ka'ena Point Trail. I've done Diamond Head and Makapu'u (windward side) on previous trips and was looking for something different though didn't know quite what to expect. Reading some other reviews helped to understand th terrain and what to see. Staying in the Ko'Olina resort area,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We rented bikes in Makaha and rode for about 45 mins to the end of the highway (very rough ride) but never made it into the park as it was late in the afternoon. However the trail in the park is very rough and lots of erosion so would have taken several hours to get to the North Shore side.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The end of the point gives fantastic views of the whole leeward coast as well as the north shore, albatross sanctuary and monk seal habitat.

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like hiking out to places that are truly unique on your visit to O'ahu, Ka'ena Point State Park is a place you don't want to miss! Take water, at least a snack, but maybe something more substantial, sun cover, good shoes and swimming attire. You can hike in from the West at Yokohama Beach or from Mokoluea to... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

His is a very picturesque area and so worth seeing while you're visiting Oahu. The coastline has rocks as well as areas of sandy beaches. I happened upon this area while exploring the area and would definitely come back prepared for a day of fishing and sun. Getting here however is gross. The cities in between kapolei and here look... More

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We hiked all the way out to Kaena Point the western most tip of Oahu. The coastline is very scenic with a jagged rocky coastline that is swept constantly with large ocean waves. A beautiful but long hike. Hike is fairly easy except for a short section wiped out by a rock slide where hikers must clamber up a steep... More

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Kapolei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great family hike, but it's hot with very little shade so go early or late in the day and bring lots of water. Rugged coast with lots of tide pools on the Waianae side. There are a number of active geocaches along the way so look them up before you go to make it a treasure hunt too!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a great hike, but only if you are fully prepared. The hiking path, which is along the route of the long-since-abandoned small gauge RR line around the West [leeward] side of the island of Oahu, covers some deeply-rutted and rock-strewn terrain, so make sure you wear shoes with some sturdy cushion on the soles. You'll also need lots... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Experience the Hawaiian beach in a non-crowded, secluded and quiet place. Long drive from Honolulu but worth the travel. Avoid being flashy and don't bring valuables. Be respectful of the place, and show the "aloha" spirit and you'll be fine. Giving the "shaka" will help you a lot.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We did this hike back in 2011 and talked about it so much the rest of the family wanted to come this time. Got dropped off in the morning at the Wai‘anae trailhead parking area and picked up at the Mokule‘ia side. The surf was really high, the sky was blue and it was windy. In the reserve area we... More

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