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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Fun hike, awesome wildlife and beautiful rocky beach

Hiked/walked ~2.5 miles to the point from our car. Saw monk seals sunning, plenty of albatross on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FishyKat
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Washington
Wonderful Day Hike to Ka'ena Point

We recently had a great day hiking to Ka'ena Point. The scenery is nothing short of non-stop... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dale6284
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Alberta, Canada
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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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“bird sanctuary” (23 reviews)
“north shore” (39 reviews)
“tide pools” (18 reviews)
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End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hiked/walked ~2.5 miles to the point from our car. Saw monk seals sunning, plenty of albatross on shore and several wale spouts off shore. We spent quite of bit of time sitting on the beautiful rocky beach once reaching the point. It was a hot...More

Thank FishyKat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had a great day hiking to Ka'ena Point. The scenery is nothing short of non-stop stunning. We started our hike from the parking lot on the North Shore, which is about an hour drive from Waikiki. I recommend starting on the North Shore...More

Thank Dale6284
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly easy to walk with lots to see. Waves, blow holes, Monk seals. You will be rewarded with a bird sanctuary at the end.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in from the Mokuleia side. Although the 2+ miles walk to the bird sanctuary is like walking on a moonscape, the sanctuary makes it all worth it. The albatross doing their mating dance and flying overhead are simply incredible. There were also a...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

We had a great time on the trail. It was a little longer than I though. My butt muscles were sore the next few days. Stayed mostly on the beach on the walk back to the car. Take some water. No facilities..

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

5-6mile flat walk between a mountain chain and the ocean. Beautiful scenery and we saw hump back whales popping up off the coast the entire walk. Definitely worth hiking ALL the way to the end for beautiful volcanic rock formations and coral beaches. Lots of...More

Thank Kelsey W
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We have hiked both the North Shore and Leeward trails. Both are wonderful and offer different features. The Waianae side is faster and pretty flat. The trail is narrower, with steeper cliffs to the ocean, so it is a more direct route. There are more...More

Thank Kimberley42
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I'm sure the time of year plays a major factor but on this New Year's day the 6 mile round trip was well worth it. Around 50 more or less Albatross nesting and some you could almost touch. We also lucked into finding an endangered...More

Thank Frank N
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Traveled to the park following the road from Haleiwa. You know you are in the right place because the road dead ends. We passed a skydiving company and watched many safely return to the ground. Here, the beach is extremely rocky (large lava rocks) which...More

Thank Patron17
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We was out for a drive and to stop at some beach parks, we ended up here because it is the end of the paved road. It was cool to see the beaches and rocks, we didn't hike down the trail, maybe next time. We...More

Thank Alan A
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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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