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.
A nice hike. A bit narrow at times, but quite easy. Excellent views. You are walking the old path of the railroad - which is neat to see and think about - a railroad on those cliffs! A couple saw whales when we were there. Make sure you wear sunscreen - that west coast sun is tough and we were on the trail by 8am. We had packed a cooler lunch and spent the rest of the day at the beach, just south of the hike entrance. They have bathrooms and showers there, too.
Not crowded at all. A great hike to view birds and coral.
I love the cliffs and especially the wild life on this hike!!
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