Ka'ena Point Via Farrington Hwy

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Ka'ena Point Via Farrington Hwy is a 5 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
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
226 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

off road driving

paddle sports

surfing

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

no dogs

12 hours ago

nice hike. Flat terrain. Best in theme winter when you can see albatross and whales. Can usually find monk seals near the point.

Easy walk . Very Beautiful

hiking
12 days ago

Great easy hike with an amazing view of the North shore. Definitely doing this again. Also good for scenic photos.

13 days ago

Go up to the bunker near the top of the mountain. The hike really isn’t worth the long walk without checking out the bunker and getting to see the view from there.

15 days ago

Amazing

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike with mountains and ocean, went to the end of the fence, awesome views from South to North side of point, wildlife with unusual flowers.

hiking
29 days ago

Nice, flat, easy trail that has relatively no elevation. Nice views, nice ocean breeze, and the lack of climbing means you wont easily get tired out on this trail. There's no canopy the entire time, so sunscreen isn't a bad option. Unfortunately dogs aren't allowed since it's a State Park. If you have dogs and need another trail in the vicinity, I'd recommend Kealia Trail by Dillingham Airfield.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I enjoyed this hike quite a bit. While the trail itself is a bit rough (rocks, uneven terrain, mud puddles), the views on both sides are great: green mountains on your left and ocean to your right. The hike ended up being a little more than 6 miles once you walk around the point a bit. As noted, sunscreen and water are critical. Also note there are no facilities here. The closest bathroom is back at Mokuleia Beach which is about 3 miles up Farrington Hwy. we also saw whales, monk seals and baby albatross nesting by the path (look for the orange/pink ribbons).

2 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. Road was a little muddy but the detour took you along the coast down by some of the reefs. Nice tide pools to spend time in if weather had been warmer. In the nature preserve we got to witness some albatross chicks and 2 resting monk seals. Swung back outside the fence of the preserve up on the highway for the walk back, much quicker, much less mud, great views, less reef interaction. As mentioned it is in total sun the whole time. Bring sunscreen!

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Easier than the southern hike. Took about 70min each way.

hiking
2 months ago

3/4/2018-Started our a little after 0800 and crossed paths with 21 groups/solo hikers. The weather was pretty good but the road was closed to vehicles due to the large mud puddles. (But easy for people to walk around without getting muddy.) There were a handful of albatrosses out and about, 1 young monk seal hiding in the rocks, and at least one whale spouting (possibly 2) that was being followed by a small boat.

2 months ago

Not worth for the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

This is less so a hike than a walk along the coastline. Some nice views of the mountains and ocean, with chances to see whales and other wildlife. I believe it's closer to 6 miles round-trip. The trail and access roads can be pretty muddy if it's just rained. Like everybody else has said, bring a hat, water, and sunscreen. Overall, pretty nice walk/hike along a rugged and wild-feeling section of Oahu coastline.

Loved this hike! Quite muddy on the actual trail. We hiked down by the water most of the time. Beautiful coral and shells. Finished out hike with 2 playful monk seals! So much fun. Can’t wait to go again.

hiking
3 months ago

One of the best light hikes on Oahu. Wild life, ocean, corals, beautiful coastline. No shade and it is very hot so bring water and wear a hat.

walking
3 months ago

Really pretty 2-3 hour walk, ocean views, wild life (albatross/seals/whales), seashells, corral, etc... just lovely!

There's no shade, bring plenty of water & sunscreen and don't leave valuables in car! A lot of break ins!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike! Easy to complete if you follow the road or you can meander along the beach and check out the tide pools. Either way, you end up at the amazing wild life refugee at the end of the trail. No shade on this hike, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Great views of the mountains and coast as well as a chance of whale sightings!

hiking
4 months ago

1/7/2018-Started around 0845 and there didn’t seem to be too many people around because there were parking stalls available. However by the time we finished we had come across 31 groups/solo hikers. No whales, but saw one monk seal (who swam away once the tide came in) and one of the albatrosses decided to nest close to the path so please be mindful. Weather was mostly overcast but still packed 1.5L of water and wore sunscreen. Post-hike lunch was at Beet Box Cafe (Haleiwa) and delicious!

4 months ago

Endless, hot walk, not much of a hike, was rewarded with seeing two monk seals bathing in the sun at the point. My kids 5 and 8 walked all the way in and out but I would not recommend to walk all the way if your kids are not great walkers or younger than 7 or so. No shade, bring plenty of water, north shore looks rough and wild out there, very pretty but other than that not that many great views. For me it’s a “done it once and never again” walk

4 months ago

Have good shoes! Sunblock and lots of water. The tide pools are pretty awesome at the end

hiking
5 months ago

For this hike, you walk along an ATV road along the coast. There are some decent views along the way, but the real beauty is at the nature reserve at the end. The views there are incredible! Be prepared to hike a bit on the sand once you get to the reserve. Would also be great to bring a swimsuit as you can climb out to some rocks or down to take a dip into the ocean.

5 months ago

Wonderful! Loved this hike. It was even breezy on a chilly December day!! Flat and monk seal sighting!

5 months ago

Good running trail little rocky but great views. 6 miles round trip.

hiking
5 months ago

We went all the way up to the bunkers. Trail was dry and in pretty good condition. It gets pretty steep on your approach to the last bunker. Make sure you've got good shoes. NO flip flops. Take food and water. I wouldn't take kids to the top. We approached this hike from the north shore side. I really liked the hike up to the bunkers but did not care for the hike in from the parking. Its a couple miles of 4 wheel drive roads. its not a bad hike but at times jeeps are going though there so keep an eye out. Maybe its better to approach from the Waianae coast. Once you get to the iron fencing continue on the outside until you get close to the point. about 100 feet before the point the trail will lead up from the left. the view are really good

hiking
5 months ago

11/24/2017-The group started around 0815 and the weather wasn’t super sunny thankfully. However there were a few passing showers and spots of sun here and there. We came across 8 groups of hikers in all and got to see two monk seals in the reserve (which was awesome).

6 months ago

Incredible views. Make sure to bring enough water and sun protection.

6 months ago

11/13/17- We went around 4pm to catch the sunset at the sanctuary. You drive on the road until it dead ends, and then park in the dirt. Walk on the "road" about 2.5 miles and you're to the sanctuary. Climb through the rusted gait to get to the latched fence. PLEASE LATCH BACK- this keeps predators out. Once in, we walked 1/2 mile around, saw many birds resting, nesting, and one flying. Please stay on the marked path, this is a safe place for the birds, not for you. (You could see where people walked off into the nesting area and dunes). There was a lot of lava rock on the beach, and one spot covered in old coral bits. A small bunker was a great spot to sit and see the sunset. To the left are beautiful mountains. We left after sunset. We brought headlamps with us and that made the walk back easier in the dark.

6 months ago

not really a "hike" but a really nice walk. it can get very hot, plan to go in the morning. walk along the beach, great for kids or elderly. (I think) living here i don't plan to hike this trail is very boring but a great place to beach as well..

6 months ago

Beautiful hike. We stayed along the coast until we were in the Albatross Sanctuary. Than we missed the point by taking an inland path. We exited the Sanctuary and kept hiking. So we actually hiked both the north and south sides today.

7 months ago

My bf is giving a 4 star for the views, I give a 3 star rating because of the long, non challenging flat surface... at some point you can take a path along the ocean and feel the breeze (because its hot and you're exposed in the sun all along). Quiet & beautiful part of the island! Enjoy & keep it clean!

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