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Ka'ena Point State Park

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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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Cool place to walk

We hiked about 30 minutes up the trail. The crashing waves were beautiful, as were the mountains on the drive back out! Definitely a worth while walk. Wear sneakers as there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Moncton, Canada
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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We hiked about 30 minutes up the trail. The crashing waves were beautiful, as were the mountains on the drive back out! Definitely a worth while walk. Wear sneakers as there are lots of holes on the trail.

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Waianae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great place to watch waves and a starting point to hike to the point!! Beach gets a little steep sometimes and beeeee careful with the currents!

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was kind of hesitant to try this hike. I was kind of nervous that we'd hike all that way and have nothing to see at the end of the point. I was so wrong! We drove from Waikiki and started our hike around 0715. You really should do this early! It was (luckily for us) a fairly cloudy day... More 

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Waianae, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

"Yokohama" bay or "yok's" as known by the residents of the westside is the end of the road haven. Frequented by those needing to take refuge in the healing waters of Kaena, this is a perfect spot to relax and just chill. Beware, you must be a strong swimmer as the undertow can be very dangerous. Pack a lunch, A... More 

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Clayton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great hike that is on relatively flat terrain. Full exposure to sun so bring plenty of water. South and north trailhead parking areas are over (1) hour by car so plan accordingly. We left the south parking area and hiked to point within an hour and went back the way we came. Great views, saw seals, and nesting albatrosses.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely beautiful, flat, easy-to-moderate hike along the coast. The whole length of the trail is spectacular and the final monk seal beach and albatross nesting area are the two cherries on top. I'm pretty sure I saw a whale in the distance :) A definite must, away from the crowds and the bustle of Honolulu. Beware - no beaches for... More 

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hiked in from Mokuleia side of the Pt. - awesome wave action and breezy early morning, hot by noon - lots of Albatrosses nesting and monk Seals bathing along the water edge. Awesome time walked about 5 mi R/T.

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Molokai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great hike! Level ground, not difficult at all, and like everyone says- make sure you bring water and a good camera!! I saw three Hawaiian Monk Seals on my visit and of course all the albatrosses....

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Tiburon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Kaena Point is one of my favorite easy hikes on Oahu. The trail is flat and I always see families with kids doing this hike. It gets very hot in the summer, so sunscreen and water are a must. In the winter months you can always see whales breaching from the trail. I have done this hike at least 5... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Incredible views, and great wildlife viewing of seals, whales, dolphin, albatrosses and little chirpy birds. Loved the hike, and highly recommend this spot for a "road less travelled."

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