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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Ka'ena State Park

We started our hike at about 8:30. The guidebooks all said this hike was flat. Compared to most... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Timanda W
Silver Spring
Mild Hike with decent views

Enjoyed the seals and the waves, but the views didn't live up to the hype. I think it's one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We started our hike at about 8:30. The guidebooks all said this hike was flat. Compared to most Hawai'i hikes it's flat, but there were a few small hills, and the terrain is uneven throughout. Basically, it's not a smooth asphalt path or anything. The...More

Thank Timanda W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the seals and the waves, but the views didn't live up to the hype. I think it's one of the better hikes on this side, but neighbor islands have a lot more appealing options. You can get to good areas in about 30 minutes....More

Thank Jbrown2700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can hike either approaching from the north or from the east. We chose from the east because there are nice views of the ocean cliffs all along the hike. At the end is the westernmost point of Oahu where there is a wildlife sanctuary...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I were visitng for mine and my husbands 25th anniversary. This place is an amazing place to take sunset pictures, so beautiful! It has a history for me as my uncle and his wife meet here many years ago, such a special...More

Thank Angie802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked to Ka'ena Point from the Farrington Highway trailhead. We set out around 8:30AM and arrived back to the car around 1PM. Bring more water than you think you need! We hiked in the fall when the temperature was in the low 80s. I...More

Thank EB0320
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Just riding around the island, we came upon this state park by mistake... These were some of the best views of the days.... Def worth the quick trip out from Honolulu is you have time to explore the island some...

1  Thank ClemsonTiger1996
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We were here in Oahu in the mid nineties with our children an explored the island by car, we traveled up the east coast as far as you could drive, almost to NW corner before the road stopped, from here we watch the waves and...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I live on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia , so to see the sun set over the ocean.... what a truely beautiful moment for myself and teenager son. Wow. A must ! It is on the west side of Oahu. Be very respectful of the...More

Thank meandmati
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This whole area is awesome from the beaches to the hikes around the point. The road end basically at Yokohama Bay Area! The views are amazing. Makaha currently is basically flat. Makua is the best, right now flat and clear! Weekends not being from here...More

Thank riva9129
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The best of the best views of the beauty of Hawaii. Trail at the end of the Island for hikers but leave your car 1/2 mile up the road by life guard stand. First time my wife and I visited before we moved here there...More

1  Thank Tommy H
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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.
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