Ka'ena Point Trail (from South)

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Ka'ena Point Trail (from South) is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waianae, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

5.1 miles 715 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

rocky

washed out

no dogs

Be careful leaving valuables in your car - this is a high theft area!!!! Parking is at the two beaches on each side; North Shore's Mokuleia (http://alltrails.com/trail/us/hawaii/kaena-point-north-access) and Waianae's Yokohama Bay. Parking is on gravel or lightly paved surface. If towed, expect to pay $250 off-road fee from tow company. Bathrooms located at the Waianae side, back up at the beach some mile east of Mokuleia's parking lot.

hiking
9 hours ago

feels great when you're the first ones there. started 6am. about 1hr n 45mins to get there about an hour back. it's not that bad. water was rough out there but the ponds were nice too. early morning is better because it gets hot fast. happy hiking to all!

19 hours ago

Hot and flat. Nice walk

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walking
19 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

pretty long and boring path until you reach the actual hike. beautiful views thereafter. even got to see monk seals up close! no shade so go early or late, bring water and sunscreen!

hiking
1 month ago

This is my favorite spot on the island. It's pretty much just a walk but we always see monk seals and explore a different area every time we go.

1 month ago

Beautiful sunsets and nice albatross!

1 month ago

Excellent Trail for any level!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is an all flat, very easy trail with mountain and ocean views, the end of the trail is the topping to your cupcake with a 90 degree view of Mokuleia and the coast of Waianae. It's easy, but go early in the morning or late evening cause it's hot

3 months ago

The trail is well maintained. It has awesome views of the Ocean. It is a great workout, however, be advise that there is no shade or water sources. It was hot and humid which is better to do this hike as early or late in order to avoid the direct heat. Once you hit the end of the trail there is a double gate. It is not lock. Open the first door, close it in order to open the second door. If you are lucky, you might see baby birds and seals!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Ocean awesome, mountains excellent, crashing waves exciting, tide pools fun. Path easy, but does have bowling ball sized rocks for those who can't handle that. Drive out slow, drive back faster. No shade, water is definite. Birds, Dolphins, and a seal, on this trip.

4 months ago

Very hot with no shade. Bring lots and lots of water. Don't forget the sunscreen. We enjoyed the views and seen quite a bit of wild life.

4 months ago

Excellent stroll along the coast

hiking
5 months ago

great hike. It is very hot for you are in the direct sun but there are amazing views. We even got to see a turtle swimming in one of the tidal pools along the way. Only thing to be careful for is centipedes. They are supposed to be nocturnal yet we saw 7 go across the trail in one particular area in the late afternoon.

walking
5 months ago

Nice hot walk! Good workout! Since you're not climbing a mountain it's good for putting in that exercise! Also you get an amazing relaxing view at the end! Where you can see monk seals and albatross. Sun is lethal out here lol! Bring h2o and sun protection. Be prepared to get darker! I like this route from the west side more then the north, it has nicer views and amazing beaches to swim at afterwards. Uploaded a wrong photo lol not Kaena pt actually upper Makua cave. Haha don't know how to delete it?!