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Ka'ena Point State Park

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

At the very end of Mokuleia where the road dead-ends is Kaena Point State...

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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Awesome hike!

A couple weeks ago my sister and friends decided to try this hike for the first time. Weather wasn't the best but we decided to tough it out and go ahead. The hike itself is... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

A couple weeks ago my sister and friends decided to try this hike for the first time. Weather wasn't the best but we decided to tough it out and go ahead. The hike itself is more so of a walk but as it was pretty muddy it made it more difficult for us. The best part of the hike is... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is another beautiful place on the island of oahu. its a great way to get away from the busyness of waikiki or the north shore. Its a relatively flat hike with stunning ocean and mountain views along with an albatross/shearwater/monk seal sanctuary at kaena point itself. the sanctuary is about an hour hike at a decent pace from the... More 

1 Thank jimmydins
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

As you drive into the park, there's the beach and bathroom facilities. Keep driving in and you should be able to park on the side to start your hike. You'll walk along an easy dirt path where you'll have the ocean on one side and the mountain on the other. There's no climbing up the side of the mountain until... More 

1 Thank the_lowdown
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We were actually looking for the beaches on the east side of parking when we decided to go for the hike. This is probably one of the most beautiful places I have been to in Hawaii. Walking along the shoreline and all the way to the Ka'ena point coastal reserve we couldn't believe how beautiful this place was. It's fairly... More 

Thank Ali N
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Easy hike out to the point. We saw humpback whales and it was right at the end of the season. Take water.

Thank 123nonono
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hike from either side, I prefer to start from the west side, since the north side allows vehicles on the road and can be rather windy. It is overall flat and easy, but it can be blazing hot in the sun, so bring water, a hat, and sun block. During whale season a great spot for... More 

2 Thank geosupergeek
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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Reviewed July 4, 2016

Hiked it yesterday, was lovely about 2hrs return hike from parking to tip. Relatively flat, take water and sun cream, for views of Hawaii and wildlife from tip. Take note of no dogs sign folks- it's there for a reason! Nice to have somewhere wild to walk after the crowds on the north shore...

Thank jelsby
Midwest, USA
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

This was a peaceful, uncrowded hike to a place you can only go on foot. We took Farrington Highway north from Ko Olina until the road ended. This was near Yokohama Bay, a beautiful beach that is also well worth visiting. From there, we went on foot about 3 miles, enjoying the lovely ocean and mountain views, to the gated... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2016

We wanted a bit a solitude from the crowds of people in Waikiki and this was the perfect medicine. We drove to the very end of the road and did the 2.5 mile hike out (5 mile round trip) to Ka'ena Point. Its a gorgeous hike, fairly flat but the terrain is quite rugged so you do need good sturdy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

All the way at the end of he road, this is the ultimate Hawaiian beach experience. Volcanic cliffs drop right into the crystal clear pacific waters, surrounded by soft golden clean sand. I highly recommend this visit to anyone seeking simple pleasures in life.

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