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Ka'ena Point State Park

End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Beautiful and a monk seal to boot!

Interesting drive out here past Dillingham base (presume Army?) looking at chinooks and black hawks... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Homeless Campground

One of my favorite areas of the island , dry and arid with great rocks and an open expanse of ocean... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“monk seals” (70 reviews)
“bird sanctuary” (18 reviews)
“tide pools” (18 reviews)
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End of Farrington Highway, Waianae, Oahu, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting drive out here past Dillingham base (presume Army?) looking at chinooks and black hawks to the end of the road where a magnificent lava rock filled beach awaited ( there is a long hike you can do from here) and we watched the waves...More

1  Thank mwooduk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite areas of the island , dry and arid with great rocks and an open expanse of ocean and Pali valleys. To bad it’s now sullied with burned out hulks of abandoned cars and tent cities of apparent homeless groups living in...More

Thank krewerka
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing views of everything as far as the eye can see. It is definitely worth the 90 minute hike in and out each way when coming from the Southern entrance. Bring walking shoes and have a light, as it is pitch black after the sun...More

Thank Jwiener31
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Spent one afternoon hiking out to the point. Lots of beautiful ocean views and even got to get close to a seal! The town seems a bit shady though. Don't leave your valuables in the car.

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The western coast of Oahu is beautiful and with a much slower pace and cleaner then Honolulu. Suggestion if you are going for the hike, go early in the morning. There is very little shade on the trail and it gets quite warm. The trail...More

Thank Johnpauljrfan
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Although I couldn't finish the hike because of the heat and humidity, I found the views beautiful. Next time we will come as early as possible and bring extra water, my wet cooling towel, and maybe a hat. The trail is dry, rough and hot,...More

Thank Lynn60
Reviewed 24 September 2017

you know how every beach in Hawaii is stunning? well this one is extra. We went for the sunset and I wish we had gone earlier so that we could explore. The beach was not too crowded and predominantly filled with locals. the sand was...More

1  Thank krisgils33
Reviewed 21 September 2017

It was hot, dirty and long, but so worth it! This is an easy (as in not steep/climbing) trail, but when you get close to the bird sanctuary there are parts where you have to hike up and around where the older trail used to...More

1  Thank Rachel I
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Short drive from Haleiwa or Turtle Bay Resort. Nice change from busier beaches - seemed more rugged and isolated. Took some nice photos here. Several small parking lots with beach access along the way - final viewing area just prior to restricted/gated area. Peaceful &...More

1  Thank solotouristDallas_Tx
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

No Development, Place 2 Slow Down Unwind & Relax,Enjoy. State Park, which Makes it a "No Drone Flying Zone" No Burning Pallets, B Very Careful When their R Waves Especially in Winter Time, Waves Heights Can Reach 50FT Towards Kaena Point. Stay Clear of Cliff...More

1  Thank Braddahdean4750
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13 September 2015|
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Response from yyzhnl | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any gates or times posted. So I believe it is open 24/7 365 days.
12 July 2015|
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Response from RJF549 | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely best for hiking, not a good trail for bike riding... to rough. I feel it would be dangerous at night, as the cliffs are so high and open to the water below... you could easily slip off the cliff and into... More