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
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

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.

1 month ago

Fun hike. Elevation doesn't change much. Definitely take water. Spotted monk seals and the nesting shearwater birds which was awesome! Oh and make sure you park at the appropriate place. I saw about 8 cars get tickets at the entrance of the Hike lol

1 month ago

Great hike. nice views, relatively flat. Monk seals are usually laying out by the point.

1 month ago

Amazing

1 month ago

Beautiful, flat/easy hike. I took my dog to the edge of the bird sanitary which was more than halfway. There was some glass off the trail where my dog cut herself so be careful .There were also lots of lovely tide pools, def brining my swimsuit next time! Dec bring water because there’s no shade

2 months ago

Monk seal. Birds. Epic beauty. Awesome ocean. Nuff said. Do it!

2 months ago

If you wanna to see seals-just do it! 3,5 hours total and you will never forget it! Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat. Don’t forget water, camera and have fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty easy hike but very muddy if it’s rained. It was raining today but we still went and it was worth it. Definitely bring water, we forgot to and we’re dying lol

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Flat hike with stunning views the entire way! Perfect hike for an overcast day! Please bring a bag with you and pick up a little trash along the way! Always leave a hike cleaner than you found it! I’ll def be back soon!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike to the point. The hike is along a flat, dirt road/trail, but you are exposed at all times. Remember your sunscreen and water. Enjoy!

4 months ago

Nice hike, flat all the way. No cardio. Beautiful view of the ocean & the rocky lava beach

hiking
4 months ago

Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen as it is exposed to the sun the entire way. Mostly flat but beautiful hike. We also saw a monk seal relaxing on the beach!

4 months ago

It’s a nice a nice walk ...if you need extra adventure, try heading up the mountain towards the pillboxes.

hiking
4 months ago

It was really flat and long but it is totally worth it!! The view is amazing!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike. There is no shade at all so it definitely gets hot I suggest to go early and bring lots of water! At the end you go into the bird sanctuary and at the end there are lots of tide pools. It’s gorgeous.

5 months ago

Awful! 3 break ins during daylight and one couple was only away for 30 mins! We ended up leaving after seeing the damage people were doing! Didn’t feel safe at all! The drive made us feel like we were in a 3rd world country is was so gross and run down!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy but hot. Open space with no trees or spots for shades. Need lots of water, hat and sunglasses. Kid friendly but not too exciting. Rewarding at the end.
Parking easy but high warnings with thefts of personal and/or valuables from parked vehicles. Near-by beach is refreshing after the hike. Waves and current are both very strong.

5 months ago

Nice

5 months ago

More like a long walk but beautiful views.

walking
5 months ago

We found it easy as it was pretty flat. Great views. Gorgeous coastline. Saw whales, seals and nesting albatrosses. Don’t forget sunscreen/protection!

5 months ago

I have to say this is the best trail that I have ever had from the perspective of efficiency. You just walk on a level surface for 3 hours and the view is breathtaking.

hiking
6 months 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
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

The view was amazing and again better on the way back

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful coastline

hiking
8 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.

8 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

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