Ka'ena Point Trail (from South)

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Ka'ena Point Trail (from South) is a 5.6 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.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

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!!!! Bathrooms located at the Waianae side, back up at the beach some mile east of Mokuleia's parking lot.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike directly next to the ocean. We reached the point by sunset and watched the sun go down on a coral shell beach sitting next to two sunbathing monk seals. Incredible!! The hike back in the dark wasn’t challenging but you’ll definitely need flashlights or a sufficiently charged phone.

hiking
22 days ago

This hike is kid friendly 7+ (personal opinion) stunning as a hike can get.

27 days ago

The view was amazing and again better on the way back

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful coastline

hiking
2 months ago

Great views on an easy, flat trail with plenty of scenic vistas. End point has some lovely tidal pools with all sorts of wild life.

2 months ago

Very easy. Beautiful view along water. Amazing rocks. Great place for picnics.

3 months ago

Awesome hike, but lots of lose rocks while climbing. Not for kids.

3 months ago

People were right...it's a HOT hike. But the views are incredible! Didn't see any seals.

4 months ago

good hike, but easier than I thought it'd be.

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful place

hiking
4 months ago

Nice long walk/hike with beautiful views of the ocean and rocky edges. Bring plenty of water as this is long, although not challenging as it is mostly flat.

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous place. Secluded little beaches. Wherever rocky, rocks can be very sharp. Wonderful views. If you're lucky you can spot whales out in the ocean. You can hike Ka'ena Point from the south as well as from the north.

4 months ago

Great escape from the Waikiki hustle. Take plenty of water. The app states rated for kids...we took our three kids, 8,5,3. Our oldest was fine, but ended up carrying the the younger ones on shoulders for the majority of the way back.

hiking
4 months ago

Numerous internet sources will tell you that the “Ka’ena” in Ka’ena Point means “really hot,” though not a single Hawaiian to English dictionary I’ve found will corroborate that story. That doesn’t, however, disprove the fact that Ka’ena Point is, in fact, hot; really hot.

With its surf and sand, sun, wildlife, whales, tidepools, history and folklore, Ka’ena Point is, in my opinion, the distilled essence of Oahu’s west side. It is the antithesis to Waikiki and should absolutely be experienced by anyone visiting the island who likes getting away from the city. It’s definitely worth the drive.

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5 months ago

great easy family hike. No shade bring lots of water and a hat.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great family hike, trail on the south is better than the north. Like all the natural arches formed by the oceans in the rocks.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

I found this trail to be easy, though it's rated moderate, it was a beautiful trek along the ocean to the northwestern Ka'ena Point. At the end we went down to the rocks and happened upon 2 lounging sea lions and got into the water a bit further away, as we didn't want to disturb them. It was a beautiful long hike that I would definitely do again.

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