Explore the most popular trails in Puaena Point Beach Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not much of a hike, and more of a beach walk. Still a great place to chill in the shade and set up a hammock above the water. Sea turtles like to skim the coast here and are easy to spot in the morning and late evenings. I’ve also seen a few seals toward the end of the trail. Homeless people have set up camp throughout the wood line here, but they don’t mess with anyone.

Trail is super wide and clear, for Hawaii standard. Some parts need some rock scrambling. Many false peaks (4-5) before reaching the true Pu’u Heleakala. Please dont litter esp water bottles. Best is to carry a camelbak as it gets very hot and dry up here. Should be rated as intermediate and not hard.

Yup Trail nonexistent! The property is own by the government, signs saying gov property, No Trespassing. This is a bummer, the view looking up is gorgeous!!

Perfect beach walk/hike. We got there about 10am and walked slowly along the coast looking at the turtles in the water. Had the beach to ourselves basically the whole time. Passed a couple of homeless tent setups in the vegetation but no one bothered us.

Highly recommend!

nice trail on beach, mostly soft sand and some rocky areas.

A lot of brand new No Trespassing signs up on the neighborhood side.

The beach has a lot of rocky pools with tons of life (ie Blennies, crabs). We saw 6-8 turtles swimming right off the beach. The hike provided beautiful views of the Bay as well.

Amazing Beach. Pleasantly surprised by the sea turtles. Amazing!

Access to the trail head is not apparent and once you do find the trail it's quite overgrown. But once you do locate it and make your way up the hill it's quite a pleasant view from the top.

This trail is not open to the public there are signs that says keep out no tresspassing government property violators will be arrested and prosecuted trespass section:708-814/815 HAWAII revised statutes Department Of Hawaiian Home Lands state of HAWAII so alltrails.com take this off your web site when ou send people up the mountain we will have there cars towed away pay attention unko nickie.

Beautiful coastal ridge hike, most of it was quite rocky!

Beautiful beach walk.

My girlfriend and I tried to hike it today, but were turned away by one of the locals from across the street of the parking lot. We were told that it is private land (on the way out we saw an old weathered sign that we could barely read that said Keep Out) and that it was not public and people should stop hiking it. Just a heads up. Looked beautiful, wished we would have been allowed to hike it.

It is not well marked, but worth it. Great view of the west coast Nanakuli/Waianae area. The trail gets more exciting and narrow the higher you get.

Bring your tennis shoes! It can get rocky and difficult to walk through the sand. It's along the water and there's no shade along the short hike, but once you get to the end, just jump in the water and it was all worth it!

Long, hot and mostly uphill! Bring water! Careful of loose rocks! The view of the pyramid is pretty cool as well as the entire leeward side on your way up and down!

Great panoramic views, harder for short legs, some 6-10' rock faces, bring water, gets hot, no shade. Park in the gravel lot, can see your car from trail most of the hike. Locals were really friendly and helpful!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

more like beach to me. However really good pictures

Good trail. Start early before the sun beats you up

Friday, June 09, 2017

Nice little beach and area for family fun.

simple trail, a little rocky for the coast so where closed toe shoes

Fairly challenging climbing up. A bit steep, pretty overgrown in the beginning and choke kiawe.., some rock climbing (but handles available), crumbly rocks. Great views of the pyramid and surroundings valleys. Very exposed and hot, bring a hat, lots of water.

Certainly not my favorite hike. It is an extremely hot and dry hike. Rather steep the majority of the hike as you are going right up to side of the mountain. Must be watchful of footing, but there are some beautiful sights at the top.

Mountain was green up on the higher elevations, but after the fire that started from the HECO power lines on the opposite side of the valley it swept around the entire valley. Most of the valley was burnt, however, thankfully the LAST Na'u Tree on Oahu survived and most of the Nanakuli Forest Preserve below Palikea.

You can get to Police Beach, the primary set for LOST, from either Puaena Point at the end of Haleiwa Beach Park or from the public beach access on Papailoa Road. Drive past Haleiwa on (Hwy 83) and take the first left on Papailoa Rd. Drive until you see a public beach access on the right (access 269A) and the dirt parking area on the left. Take the access and go left down on the beach. The backshore of this area is private property - many signs tell people to keep out, so please be respectful of the beach and surrounding area. Per Hawaii laws, private property begins right at the natural vegetation line. Stay on the beach and don't venture inland. This is a great spot to watch sea turtles, and we saw several this day. The two types of sea turtles most frequently observed are the green sea turtle, listed as a threatened species; and hawksbill sea turtle, listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Feeding or touching turtles in any way is considered a disturbance and illegal. The DLNR advises to keep a 6- to 10-foot buffer as a best practice. Do not touch, pick up, restrain, jump over, straddle, pursue, ride, harass, harm, or otherwise disturb the animals, noting that federal and state consequences apply. We’ve been to this beach many times and always enjoy sitting under Sawyer’s tree. Enjoy!

Ha ha it can be rough one - no shade, bone dry and not much of a path...but once you get to the first peak, its well worth the effort.

Not a good trail locals only

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