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Ka'ena Point State Park, Waianae

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Ka'ena Point State Park is located in Waianae. Use our Waianae vacation route planner to visit Ka'ena Point State Park on your trip to Waianae, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • My friends and I learned about Ka'ena Point after doing extensive research on hiking in Oahu. Although the hike to the westernmost point on Oahu turned out to be longer than anticipated over uneven te...  read more »
  • Spectacular as all Oahu, is a 3-mile walk (from the car park on the North Shore to the Kaena Point). It goes through fairly level land trails but with irregular floor. It is a reserve of Seabirds and even if you're lucky you can see any seal (we did not have such luck). I recommend it for nature lovers (birds mainly) and people who want to make a part of the typical tourist activity.
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  • Ocean, shore side walk. Very easy, especially since there are practically no cars there. Not much to be seen there, at least we weren't lucky enough with regards to animals: few birds, eegs:). Big min...  read more »
  • I live 5 miles from here and have not done it in years but after reviewing the pics will do so soon. Used to do it a lot. Can either go mokuleia way or waianae way. I think waianae way is prettier. Its 5 miles R/T either way. In Dec through march u can see albatross .it is good they try to keep dogs out as they . Were killing the birds. People letting their dogs run without a leash. Even though love all animals I always . Try to kill a dog with no leash as they form packs and kill all living things in their way. Thus dog owners did it to themselves and now no dogs Allowed... GOOD.
  • THE BEST TRAIL before arriving at the point to watch the sunset. You'll witness several spots where everything around you is just amazing! Perfect for pictures and hangouts. After you watch the sunset at Kaena Point, make sure you leave with a light of some sort as it gets dark fast and the trail is under an hours walk back to the parking lot. Enjoy the scenery!!
  • This place is magical. Its a hot hike out there so take plenty of water. There are birds nesting right on the side of the trail, so be careful and respectful. There are often monk seals laying on the beach or swimming in the little tide pools. Beautiful view.
  • Stunning views the entire hike. Easy hike, only a couple miles, ends with tide pools to wade in, and monk seals. Albatross also seen. Gorgeous. Very few people.
  • We enjoyed the hike and the views. The trail from the south is an old railroad bed, so is very flat. There has been 4x4 use for the first half (?), so some rutting. There are also several washed out sections that you will need to walk around, but not strenuous. I wore my "Keen" sandals. We went on a 85° day, but were prepared with lots of water. We stayed for the sunset and walked quickly back to the parking lot in 40 minutes. We used our flashlights for the last 5 minutes. We enjoyed the spectacular lighting at sunset. Many things to see here and along the way. Spectacular scenery. We enjoyed seeing the albatrosses at the conservation area near the point.
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