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Great hike. Family friendly a must do especially if the weather is windy

4 days 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).

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!

Enjoyable hike for all fitness levels, paved completely to the top. Come early or you’ll have to park on the street. No whales this time.

3/11/2018-Started with the group around 0815 and passed 20+ groups of hikers (quite a few of them brought their dogs along). Weather was mostly overcast and windy so it was a little chillier than usual. Didn’t see any whales on this run but did see some birds flying around and a mongoose.

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

How could it be anything’s my but 5 stars when you’re running in Maui? Beautiful views and happy faces.

Easy paved hike. It is steep but quite a few places to stop and rest/check out views. No shade.

Did this hike for the tidepools -- to find them head to the first lookout with binoculars (you'll see signs indicating possibility of a whale sighting). There's a sort of natural "staircase" of rocks leading down to the tidepools, and someone has been kind enough to mark the path with white arrows and dots spraypainted on the rocks. It's totally worth it to go down there but be sure to go down around low tide since high tide may be a bit more dangerous for getting into the pools. Amazing, breathtaking, and if you're the only people down there it's even more special.

Did this hike twice - once to get to the lighthouse and once to head down to the tide pools. It’s a slow-climbing, easy, winding hike that had extraordinary views of the countryside on the first half and nice ocean views on the other. The hike itself is paved and not too special but the tide pools are a lot of fun to get to (hike almost to the top of the hill and then head down the black rocks, very easy to spot) and explore. Very popular spot for tourists and joggers. I recommend bringing water since it’s a longer hike than it looks.

12 days ago

Nice, completely paved, very family (and dog and stroller) friendly hike with gorgeous views. The trail is entirely exposed, so wear sunscreen and bring water, especially if you don't get an early start.

Depending on the season, you may be able to see migrating whales without binoculars.

12 days ago

2nd Favorite beach on the island after Bellows. This one is a blast for surf, tidepool explorations and more. Enjoy!

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.

3/3/2018-Started around 0800 and saw about 20+ groups of people walking on the path. Finding an open parking spot was pretty easy this time around. Weather was nice and chilly but no whales in sight on this trip for me.

easy hike, just walking up but it does get tiring. however, there are a few view points for you to rest on the way up. saw some whales jumping that was surreal. pretty nice hike

This trail is paved all the way up - steep but safe. We saw people running, Moms and Dads carrying kids and pushing strollers, and folks of all ages. We arrived about 8:30 am and found a parking place right away. The day was overcast and cool which made this hike extremely pleasant. There are several viewing places along the way. The views are spectacular and the whale watching fantastic. Sunscreen! Water!

Not worth for the effort.

20 days ago


Beautiful trees!

Hike was much better than I expected. Great views.

Easy walking trail, as others mentioned better to do early in the morning.

24 days ago

Easy trail to beautiful beaches.

Nice easy hike on a paved road. My wife (21 weeks pregnant) and I hiked to the top. We saw a whale breach 4 times which was awesome! Definitely need sunscreen or an umbrella if you want to stay out of the sun. There is little shade. Lots of viewing stations with helpful information plaques of culture or wildlife. Parking can be difficult, many have to park on the street.

On this trail a few times a week. I will never get tired of the amazing views.!

Easy hike in distance. However you have to be careful when walking. Sharp rocks and some scrambling involved. Wear good shoes!

Nice scenic hike. We saw some whales , a few very close to the shore which was really neat. We also hiked the little path that leads to the lighthouse although the lighthouse itself is fenced off but it was still really cool. Go early in the morning or closer to sunset as it will get HOT!!

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.

Lovely walk along tarmac trail. Limited shade so sunscreen is a must. Beautiful views across the ocean. Whales can been seen splashing about!

Beautiful hike, fairly quick and easy. Stunning view.

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