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
718 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!!!! 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.

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6 days ago

A nice flat hike along the beach to the point. It's a hero road so rough and rutted in places, especially the first mile. And there's the occasional keep. It's plenty hot so bring water and prepare for some soft sand at the point. Good distance though and great views of Albatross at the point. Also a good place to get wet.

hiking
9 days ago

Good easy walk, may get lucky enough to see some seals at the point

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1 month ago

Went back in Sept. '16. One of the most serene hikes you will ever go on...

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1 month ago

Saw a pod of spinner dolphins today. Great views of the ocean.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We loved the coast drive to the North Shore, but the walk itself is really not much of a hike. The path is a dirt road that takes you along a the ledge above a rocky shore.

The view and the topography don't change much, and there is no way to get down into the water from the hike. I'd consider this spot to be a beautiful viewpoint, but not much of a hike.

1 month ago

We hiked this in February and it was beautiful and easy for our 5 and 7 year old. It's a great spot for whale watching and we even got to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal at the point!

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2 months ago

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.

2 months ago