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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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A must for visitors to the Island

The best of the best views of the beauty of Hawaii. Trail at the end of the Island for hikers but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tommy H
Worth the effort.

About a 1 1/2 hour leisurely stroll on level ground each way from the west shore side. You will see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph B
Kapolei, Hawaii
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End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 1 1/2 hour leisurely stroll on level ground each way from the west shore side. You will see rare birds and, possibly, a monk seal or two. Not for young children, unless carried, which can be dangerous in one spot (unless it has...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so glad that we took the time to do the hike to the point. We were slightly intimidated by the signs warning of car burglary due to the presence of broken glass in the parking lot. That is the reason for 4 stars...also...More

Thank ShonAusblik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked out to the Bird Sanctuary from the North Shore side. The sanctuary is amazing. Lots of Albatross and the views are incredible. The hike out not so much. They allow off-roading in the area and it is TORN up. Might be a little...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the end of the Farrington Highway is the most awesome State Park. The drive out is breath taking, mountains on one side, the Pacific Ocean on the other. You'll see stone beaches, sand beaches, rocks, just a glorious view. THIS is where the local...More

Thank GerryRailBaron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I started our hike at 2pm. We heard that it will take a few hours and feared that we'd get caught when the sun goes down... however, our timing was great. We completed the hike and back to our car in 4.5...More

1  Thank Sheila T
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! If you go to the beach, Yokohama will gentle let you out and immediately drop off. Very relaxing! The end of the island. One way in and out. Bring everything you need. Water, lunch/dinner/wine, umbrella, towels, blanket, chairs etc. Very remote. (Cell...More

1  Thank BlondoH
Reviewed April 2, 2017

I am new to hiking, but have taken a liking to it over the past couple of months. The Ka'ena Point hike (from the southern approach) is an absolute must do. To really see a side of Oahu that is probably unseen by most, this...More

1  Thank FLBUG
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

We have visited this beach twice during our trip. We got up early one morning and ventured out. It's a decent drive from Waianae but totally worth it. There were 5 other people on the beach in addition to us. Be aware that there are...More

Thank EFA01
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Took the trip on a lark and were rewarded with some of the most beautiful views on the island. Didn't get a chance to hike in - it was over 100 degrees and looked like rain, but still well worth the drive!!

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I just wondered which side you hike from - the west side - Makaha? We want to do the Makaha side. Is it safe to swim at the point? How long was the hike - an hour? Where did you see the monk seals - right in with the birds at the point? Do you think we are crazy if we can't start the hike until about 11 am? ;-) Thanks!
January 10, 2016|
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Is there a curfew or does the park close at a certain time?
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.
I have read that Ka'ena point is an awesome place for stargazing, and I'd very much like to give it a try. Have anyone tried this? Is it better to go hiking or riding a bike? Is it dangerous at night? I'd be going with my boyfriend. I'll be visiting Oahu and Kauai, is Ka'ena Point the best place in both of these islands to see stars? Thanks guys!!
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