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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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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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This was a nice easy hike that we took from Waianae up to the Ka'ena Point and back. There were quite a few people on the trail. It is a bit rocky and uneven, but not much of an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This was a nice easy hike that we took from Waianae up to the Ka'ena Point and back. There were quite a few people on the trail. It is a bit rocky and uneven, but not much of an incline so overall a fairly easy route. Saw sea lions playing in the water and basking on rocks. Beautiful rocky shoreline... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

LOCATION - The park was quite close to where we were staying in Makaha, and it was one of the most beautiful areas on this side of the island for sunsets. There did seem to be public washrooms there, but we didn't use them so not sure of their functionality/cleanliness. There was also plenty of parking - mostly on grass,... More 

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Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We drove to the end of Farrington highway because we were curious to see what was there. While there, we found green mountains better then most in waianae and beaches better than most on the west shore. The drive through Farrington highway was great with the waianae range in the background. There is a hiking trail at the end of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The hike from the parking lot to the point took us about 3 hours, and what a beautiful 3 hours it was! There is really no shade the entire time, so definitely be in your sunscreen and a hat. The walk was very easy and flat, although on uneven paths nearly the whole time, so be sure to wear good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had the TREMENDOUS privilege of hiking out to Ka'ena Point during a recent trip to Hawaii, and the 30-45 min hike was TOTALLY worth it! First, the shoreline along this portion of the island is just FANTASTIC, with numerous points to explore. During my hike, my friend and I spotted 3x whales playing off the coast. Once we reached... More 

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kathsum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While the park and water is beautiful, the drive up is not the best sight seeing. We didn't hike the trail because we only had our flip flops on. And beware, keep them on until you hit the sand as there are burrs in the grass that hurt! There were some great blow holes where the waves were pushing up... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I've lived on Oahu for nearly 5 years and have been to the end of the road on the North Shore many times, but I only now finally made the walk out to the end of Ka'ena Point, and wondered why I had waited so long. The trail is about 3 miles each way from the parking area and the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Worth the drive! What a beautiful untouched place. The beaches are so pretty. Great place for picnics and family outings. There are washrooms along the way. Bring food and drinks with you. There is a cave at side of the road, don't forget to stop.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We didn't spend time on this beach, though it looked beautiful, but we did walk down the trail and out on to the rocks. What a wonderful view, watching the waves crash on to the ledges of rock creating sparkling splashes of water in the sun. If you're taking a trip up the west coast, it's just a short drive... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The trail out to Ka'ena Point is a flat, dirt path with some beach walking at the end. Super easy! My husband and I walked this trail on a hot day around 2:45PM and round trip with stops for pictures it was about 3 hours and 5 miles. There are absolutely no spots with shade so bring enough water and... More 

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