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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Long walk, worth it

The hike is flat but long, and not much shade so bring plenty of water and a hat. The nature... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tim S
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Katy, Texas
Wow

The shells, rocks and view were amazing. It is a 5 mile round trip hike. It was worth the hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jmariek
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Greeley, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird sanctuary” (25 reviews)
“north shore” (41 reviews)
“tide pools” (20 reviews)
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End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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"on the rocks"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The hike is flat but long, and not much shade so bring plenty of water and a hat. The nature reserve at the point is absolutely worth it. Only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is the amount of trash people leave along...More

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shells, rocks and view were amazing. It is a 5 mile round trip hike. It was worth the hike. There are places between the trail head and point if you don't want to walk the whole way.

Thank Jmariek
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked from the NE side near Farrington airfield. The hike is not too bad. I guess you can get a pass to take a 4 wheel drive vehicle but the road is awfully bumpy and full of sharp rocks.

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Long drive from Honolulu, small beach area, but lots of cliffs & surf, scenic view for photos. Worth visiting once, probably a good area for star gazing, but not sure about night time driving there !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a picture of the rock arches at Kaena Point and decided to head to the park. We found that there were two ways to the point so we chose to come in from the north shore route. We parked at the trail head...More

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend the hike at Ka’ena Point. Steep cliffs on one side, wild Pacific on the other, & albatross nesting sanctuary at the point! We did the hike in the late afternoon. (I can imagine it would have been much hotter midday.) Took us...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous hike. Walk along the ocean side and you will have incredible views and a nice breeze. Bring water with you and apply lots of sunscreen. The tide pools were full of little fish and the waves were huge. This is one...More

Thank debbythec
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I haven't see all beaches on Oahu, so Makua and Ka'ena are the top for me. Beautiful and unspoilt. There are no facilities or lifeguards, but you may enjoy good snorchling, playful dolphins or a hike to the western point of the island.

Thank Štěpánka Č
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This is a nice hike in itself, walking the trail next to the booming ocean with huge rolling waves. A great choice especially if it's raining on the windward coast, as the Ka'ena is a much dryer bet. The rainforest goives way to the typical...More

Thank kaioatey
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice easy hike on a pleasant day. We set out from the beach park and we’re back in about 2 and a half hours. We enjoyed the coastal scenery and were delighted with the bird sanctuary at the end. Highlights were two monk seals basking...More

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awinegarner94
September 13, 2015|
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Response from yyzhnl | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any gates or times posted. So I believe it is open 24/7 365 days.
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alexxra
July 12, 2015|
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Response from RJF549 | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely best for hiking, not a good trail for bike riding... to rough. I feel it would be dangerous at night, as the cliffs are so high and open to the water below... you could easily slip off the cliff and into... More
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