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Address: Kailua, Oahu, HI
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Beautiful, natural area in Kailua, Hawaii

I lived across the street from the marsh for a year in 2014. I loved walking over to find out what was happening as volunteers are continually working to improve the area. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Carolyn K
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Go early in the morning; go towards sundown. The colors of the mountains and the marsh change constantly; the variety of birds and other fauna enjoying the surroundings is never ending. The marsh is populated by lovely cattails and greenery of all kinds, much of it native to Hawaii. It's an easy walk but it's good exercise. It takes almost... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

There is a walkway along the marsh which is a pleasant stroll to view the marsh. It gets hot so go early in morning or late afternoon. No parking-have to park in Kailua town and walk along highway to get to entrance.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is now a gorgeous, protected area, when I was small keiki was where we'd go to fish and hunt mongoose. It's even more beautiful now, especially in the late afternoon or early morning

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Thank Sakadays
Kailua, Hawaii
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Kawainui Marsh trail was built as a flood retaining wall to protect Kailua. Has a very wide concrete sidewalk and even wider gravel road also.A favorite for runners, walkers and bicycles. There are many varieties of ducks, birds, frogs, etc.Park at the end of Kihapai street there is a park with paved parking for free.

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Thank DougCorrea
Kailua, Hawaii
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

One of my favorite places in Kailua...a trip across the dike through the Kawainui Marsh. This is my morning trek almost every day..about a 30-minute walk one-way. Its far away from the traffic noise, especially at sunrise and sunset.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Most activities are monitored by the state, even parking is mostly spoken for. If you are not an affecianado of Hawaiian culture, language, or dance you won't find much to interest you, and even those things are few. Music seems to be somewhat of a universal language, but it is probably best accessed at Dukes or Kanakapila grill in Waikiki.... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I lived across the street from the marsh for a year in 2014. I loved walking over to find out what was happening as volunteers are continually working to improve the area. There is a long walk/run along the marsh which is beautiful. . .so much wildlife and great views!!

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wonderful vistas of the marsh and Koolau mountains are to be found in the 1 mile walk along the dike that protects Kailua homes from flooding. There are other areas of the marsh where it is possible to hike and picnic as well....

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Kaneohe
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a beautiful natural marsh--the largest on Oahu. As such, it is a protected Wildife Sanctuary, and that fact by itself deserves respect when visiting this site. There is a nice, somewhat lengthy, flat trail on the floodwater control levy. This levy, however, has no shade, so plan for an early morning walk, and bring water. There is no... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Endangered shearwaters nest in Kawainui marsh and the lights and noise from the marsh "fun" run was destructive. Please stay out of the marsh. Run and walk your dog elsewhere.

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