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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
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Unspoiled view of old Oahu North Shore beach

My guess is this is what the original beaches looked like a hundred years ago. Very few people go out here yet there are hiking trails and tide pools near the surf breaking on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My guess is this is what the original beaches looked like a hundred years ago. Very few people go out here yet there are hiking trails and tide pools near the surf breaking on the rocks. This is a really nice drive to an unsettled and unspoiled area of Oahu; with some beautiful views.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ka’ena Point is off the beaten path, and to get to it you need to follow a path that is itself beaten almost into unwalkability. However if you love nature, Ka’ena could be the most memorable place you visit in the entire state. The Big Three at the point are migrating whales, endangered monk seals, and nesting albatrosses. I’ll take... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have previously done this hike several times from the west side. I actually prefer the walk from the west side. Nevertheless it was a pleasant and easy walk which takes you to the point which is beautiful. We saw seals and lots of birds nesting. Recommend for someone looking to have an easy walk and see great scenery and nature.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful hike along the rocky shore. It is not a strenuous hike but is a long one. (2.5 miles to the end and back) Definatley make sure you walk all the way to the end so you can see the many albatross sitting on their nests, and usually there are monk seals basking on the shore. Make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views and the waves. Oh my it was amazing. We went at high surf and around sunset. We ran out of time to walk to the end. This is amazing place.

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Recklinghausen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Ka'ena Point in Febraury 2016. The car can be parked in a "parking lot". It is kind of a circely parking lot without any marks. So just park wherever any space can be found. The trail leads you along the ocean and is mainly sandy or a little muddy if it rained before. There ar some spots where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in the morning from the North Shore. It felt like a fairly long hike to us along a "road" that's full of rocks and mud and puddles that vary from pothole size to pond size that cover that whole road. You're walking on rocks, so I don't think flip-flops are appropriate--feet will hurt. Plus the mud is slippery.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed at how many people were on the trail because I thought the point was to create a sanctuary for these birds. I didn't see anyone abusing them, but the sheer number of humans HAD to disturb them. No wonder one of them dive-bombed one of my sons, who was minding his own business, but was in a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We 'hiked' this on a cloudy morning. It's just under 2.5 miles each way (2.33 per my GPS) and took us 1h07m on the way there (stopping to take photographs) and 44 minutes on the way back. The hike itself is flat, along a keep trail, and traces the shoreline. It's possible to do it in flip flops - I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove as far as we could and my husband hiked on for about 3 miles to point. Great views. The breaking waves were spectacular to watch. No facilities. Ok to hike. Probably not for small children. Rugged in places.

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