Ka'ena Point Via Farrington Hwy

MODERATE 202 reviews
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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

hiking
8 days 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!

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

21 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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

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

2 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..

2 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.

3 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!

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty rocky early on I was glad I wore hiking boots. Took us 90 minutes to reach the point. Three hours round trip. I'm 58 wife is 57.

birding
4 months ago

Fun hike take my kids on it a lot flat and easy few miles. If you get the season right you will be met by large numbers of albatross and other birds at the point.

5 months ago

Amazing views with monk seals and albatross

5 months ago

I personally think the west side is prettier, but they both take you to Kaena Point which is great

trail running
8 months ago

beautiful trail along the coast! loved hearing the constant roar of the waves hitting the shore. saw some shearwater chicks as well as a ton of albatross at the nature preserve on the point. the road / sand track you follow is muddy if it has rained recently.

9 months ago

Great hike. Go early to avoid the mid day heat. Stopped along the way to watch the two blowholes, and explore two caves up closer to the pillboxes.

hiking
9 months ago

Curious George shouldn't hike here......lots to see and meander off the path along the ocean. The albatross and monk seal sanctuary is a must see. enjoy!

9 months ago

The views are amazing, especially at the point. Bring lot's of water, it's full sun and very warm.

9 months ago

View of the birds, and also saw a monk seal sunbathing on the sand. At the end you can see Waianae.

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