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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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Serene and beautiful

Did this hike on a muddy Sunday Afternoon. Great hike, flat surface for the most part. We came after it had stormed the day before so it was nice and cool and not to crowded... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Daphne A
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this hike on a muddy Sunday Afternoon. Great hike, flat surface for the most part. We came after it had stormed the day before so it was nice and cool and not to crowded. Bring snacks and water and wear lots of sunscreen. We hiked about 10 miles total starting at the Mokuleia side and going around and then... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice, easy 5 mile hike from either end of the road. Reward is nesting albatross in season (Jan-Mar), nesting shearwaters and other birds, basking monk seals, and great scenery. Stay on the trail and be mindful of park regulations. Don't approach the monk seals, they are listed under the ESA. Can be hot and open so... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved this walk. We set off at about 7am so as to avoid the head. It was an overcast, misty morning but there had been no rain so the path was dry. At times the path is rocky (volcanic rocks) so wouldn't like to be pushing a stroller or anything along there. but the path is flat, and... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice and relatively easy hike to a northern point of the island. The hike is fairly decent in length (I think it was about 2 miles one way) with little shade and takes you through a bird sanctuary to a shore where seals hang out. In the winter, there are good sized waves off the shore.... More 

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Albany, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hike, especially this time of year. Nesting albatrosses were super cool, monk seals were awesome (but keep your distance and leave them alone!), and whale watching was fun though unproductive.

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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for families of all ages. Bring plenty of water and give yourself at least 3 hours to get tooth end and back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time hiking the point one way. The trail is simple. At the point we got to see lots of wildlife and get a decently close look (legal distance maintained) of monk seals, albatross, and whales in the distance.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 18 January 2017 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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