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.
off road driving
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.
The wildlife here is truly amazing. We saw albatross, Hawaiian monk seals, and humpback whales. (On that note, please be respectful of the wildlife, i.e.: not getting too close or throwing rocks ...)
I would recommend going early or late in the day to avoid the direct heat and sunlight. We went just before sunset and, at a brisk pace, made the hike there in about an hour. The trail is flat except for in a couple parts. Once you pass the gate you'll be walking in the sand for a bit until you reach the end. On the way back we took our time a bit more and caught the sunset - awesome!
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!
Hot and flat. Nice walk