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“Ka‘ena Point State Park Waianae, Oahu- BEAUTIFUL and DIFFERENT”

Waianae Mountain Range
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Ranked #11 of 26 things to do in Waianae
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Definitely hike the trail of Ka'ena Point State Park on the western most end of Oahu. I live in Kapolei, and I had been wanting to hike this for awhile. Go early in the morning because it is definitely hot and dry, so bring lots of water and sunblock too. Also, wear good waking shoes because it is a rocky path most of the way. At one point, the path is beachy sandy, but you can shake that out of your shoes once you get to the water. We saw a monk seal chillin which was amazing, as they are endangered animal. No one was bothering it, but some of us did a take a picture. The views are AMAZING! I love this side of the island with its dry mars and moon- scape like mountains. It is different from any other part of Oahu, and honestly you would not think this type of topography would exist in Hawaii, but it does! Most people think only of the lovely, cool, misty, green mountains like the Pali Cliffs, which I also love, but come check this out. It is a must if you live in Hawaii and certainly if you are visiting. I know most people visiting only go to Waikiki, the North Shore, Pearl Harbor, and maybe the windward side, but take a few hours and walk the trail. From Waikiki and Honolulu, I imagine the drive is about 60-90 minutes depending on traffic on the H-1. You will need about 2-3 hours for the walk. It is not steep, but if you like to stop and take pictures or once you get to the water you want to kick back and relax it will take more time. There are no restrooms or facilities, so be prepared for that ahead of time. There is also no fee. I did not see any park rangers or anyone who would be around the help either if there was an emergency, so pay attention. I plan to go back when friends visit me who like to hike! Check it out!!! The views can't be missed! A real hidden gem on the island!

Thank Nicole G
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Great Hiking opportunity. Some step trails but lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Some caves. Interesting birds.

Thank Barry M
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