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Ka'ena Point State Park

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Address: End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
Phone Number: +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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Great park, quiet beaches

A beautiful area to explore on the west side of Oahu. Ancient lava flows into the ocean. Beaches were great. Not too crowded.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful area to explore on the west side of Oahu. Ancient lava flows into the ocean. Beaches were great. Not too crowded.

Thank txvikster
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a 5-mile return hike to the point on dust roads, so ensure you bring along loads of water, sunscreen, and sunglasses to protect your eyes from the dust. Go earlier so you'll avoid the midday sun.

Thank DougChan
Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove to the park just to check out the park. To my surprise, the beaches and park were practically deserted during the middle of the day. Perhaps it is because the area is a bit of a drive from Haleiwa and there are beaches/parks closer than Ka'ena. There are many places to pull off the road to access the... More 

Thank Kiyatoo
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park itself has a couple beach options that seem neat and not nearly as overcrowded as some other places on the island. I was there for hiking the trail which appears to be what was previously either train tracks or a road, I'm not a huge fan of roadlike trails, but it could be good for running. That said... More 

Thank Ask_2020
Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is a long walk in this area which you can take either by the sea or further inland (this one shorter to the Point). The sea here is very brave with crystal color waters and nice small beaches. To our surprise we found a Hawaian Monk Seal bathing under the sun. It is an interesting visit but get there... More 

Thank Josean_41
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The place is spectacular! I would recommend you walk along the shore (the great view is there) and not follow the road (it'll only bore you out). They're parallel and there aren't trees so if you're worried about getting lost, it's not gonna happen. I would recommend that hikers bring as much water as they can and not do it... More 

Thank Mariam M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is the first time hiking this trail. The hike was great and the view of the ocean was outstanding! The total round trip hike is about 5 miles and it will take about an hour and 25 minutes. The trail is along the ocean. Bring water and hat. Highly recommend this hike

Thank Carlos T
santa clara county, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and Honolulu...amazing views. You remember the force of the ocean and you'll actually remember you're in Hawaii! Wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat to wear. You are completely exposed to the elements out here - if you are hiking, there is little to no shade . If you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for a five mile plus hike/walk, 90% flat ground with only one wash out to hike over. Great views along the way, might rain but you might like. Butds and beach once you get to the point.

1 Thank Jerry S
calgary, ab
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Please indicate if this review was helpful so I know what to review in the future! On our trip to Oahu this month we hiked Kaena West, Diamond Head, Monoa Falls, Kaena North and the Lanikai Pillboxes. We did Kaena from the north point the last morning of our trip. Of the hikes mentioned, we would consider this one of... More 

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