Ka'ena Point Via Farrington Hwy

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Ka'ena Point Via Farrington Hwy is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, mountain biking, and surfing and is accessible year-round.

5.0 miles 367 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

surfing

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

no dogs

1 month ago

Amazing view and the first place I ever saw wild seals!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Neat view

trail running
2 months ago

Writing this review from a trail runner's perspective rather than a hiker. I had a great time running the north side Kaena point, it has lots of things to challenge you: Rolling hills, uneven rocky terrain, loose sand, hot scorching sun. I highly recommend running an hour before sunrise to beat the sun, otherwise you need to have sunscreen, shades, and a hat/visor to protect yourself. North side is definitely underrated.

hiking
2 months ago

If you do just the flat straight part, it pretty easy.
But be forewarned, it's a very hot hike.
If you find your way up the mountain to the old pillbox stuff, it can be worth it.
For some reason, all my mainlander friends want to take this hike.
My recommendation when to make this hike in the dead of winter when it gets below 90°.
I carry a travel umbrella to carry as a parasol on the way back as my brain slowly cooks.
If you have the wind to make it up the mountains, on a clear day you can see forever.

hiking
2 months ago

For most of the reviewers, they are correct that the 3 miles out to the bird sanctuary can be hot and boring - if you take the main trail and don't do the pillbox hike. Ha, bet most didn't know this. Full trail review with pictures here: https://mrwordpressor.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/trekking-hawaii-kaena-point-trail/

In a gist, the first part gets you to the bird sanctuary which is a relaxing and scenic hike where part two is up the side of the mountain (3 points of contact at some points) where there is an aquaduct, two pillboxes and more room for ridge exploration if you so choose. This is the most exciting part and is a straight 600 ft up. Don't fail to check it out if you already walked the 3 miles out!

hiking
3 months ago

Boring straight trail without any shade. Might be pretty if you walk next to the shore, otherwise it's a no. The end was beautiful though and if you're lucky you get to see some Hawaiian monk seals.

walking
4 months ago

Boring if you love hiking! Okay for trail running really uneven terrain. Hot but nice distance in miles of work you can put in. I like the west side trail better then this if i'm comparing them. It was bleh for me. 2 stars because I could do over 5 miles round trip so it didn't make it feel like a complete waste haha. However I recommend for people who want to upgrade from Makapu'u Light house work out wise.

5 months ago

It was a nice long hike. we had our 2 kids. 3-walked and baby wore the 1 year old. it was pretty hot, but we made the mistake of going mid-day. The great thing is the beach is right there if you need to take a break and cool off.
-no shade, long flat hike. we didn't get to see any seals on our trip but seals are typically spotted.

hiking
5 months ago

As long as you can walk five miles, this is a breeze. The whole path is fairly flat and straight with terrain varying from hardened road to sand. Visit the Albatross sanctuary, also there may be monk seals depending on the time of year. Stay hydrated and bring a hat. If you start at the south side be aware of car break ins.

6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Easy walk with albatross, shear waters and monk seals

8 months ago

easy long walk but extremely muddy! there's a truck at the end that will take you back to the start if you don't want to walk back.

birding
8 months ago

8 months ago

Quite easy, but also fairly long. Lots of good spots for stopping to rest and have a picnic or to jump into the water for a quick swim if it gets too hot. It was super muddy when we went and definitely could've used an extra pair of tennis shoes after it was all over because the mud was so thick. There was a pick up truck at the end of the trail to take you back to the start, but I'm not sure that's there everyday.

8 months ago

Nice long beach walk, but can be extremely muddy after it rains. Beautiful views of the mountain and beach, lots of nice spots to have a picnic.

8 months ago

Easy, but also super muddy after it rains. Pretty views of the mountain and beach, little spots you can go and swim if you get too hot. Nice long trail.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is super hot since there is no cover from the sun, bring a lot of water. The hike is relatively easy since it is mostly flat. Getting to see hawaiian monk seals and arbatrosses was a great reward at the end.

hiking
11 months ago