Explore the most popular walking trails near Waianae with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful hike! Saw a monk seal! We went a little too late in the morning, it got super hot by the time we finished. Ended up being 7 miles after walking around the water and trail!

I was not prepared for this. I did no research before going and did not have the proper footwear. That said, it was amazing. We saw whales, seals, coral beaches, and great views. The beach at the start was moderately busy. We made it back to the beach by sunset and watched it on the beach. It was New Years Eve and the fireworks during the drive home were insane. Oahu takes their new years fireworks seriously.

Stunning views! Be prepared to endure the heat along this very scenic shoreline hike, because there is little of no shade. As you walk through the Ka’ena Point Area National Reserve beyond the stretch of sand dunes with birds nesting, you may encounter seals resting in one of the many shoreline pools. Besides packing a sufficient amount of water and a snack or two, you also may want to bring along your swimsuit, as you may need to cool off in one yourself before you head back. Easy hike if you can endure the heat.

7 days ago

Great hike at sunset. Nice 360 views.

7 days ago

Nice hike a little warm when we went today around 1000. It is a moderate hike with a lot of switchbacks, but some amazing views on top and during the climb. The climb past the pink pill box is along a ridge for a very short distance and is not for those with a fear of heights. It was moderately trafficked on a Saturday probably less trafficked on a weekday.

8 days ago

Go early! We got there at 9am and it was really hot and humid in the trail. There’s not much shade and the trail ends up feeling hotter because of the way it’s set up, they’re like hot pockets. Not great, pace yourself and definitely bring water & wear SPF. The pill boxes were really cool, the pink one you’ll need someone to boost you if you want photos on top of it. Incredible, gorgeous views. Worth it!!!

Love this trail. Especially when it’s cloudy. Kid friendly

13 days ago

Short and fun rock climbing. Have a great view to the beach.

We got a late start, so even with our water preparedness, we only hiked part of the route. The views we did see were pretty!

Side note: even though there appeared to be plenty of other tourists in the area we did feel somewhat uncomfortable leaving our rental car and belongings for a long period of time due to some shenanigans when we pulled into the park.

Easy and stunning ! Bring some water and I suggest to start before 11 o’clock because the sun hit hard!

16 days ago

I didn’t get to finish the hike because I brought my black lab when we went to hike this in the afternoon. The trail was too hot for our lab. She started laying down to get her feet off the trail dirt. Recommend doing this in the mornings if you plan to bring your pets! Will be back to get to the pillbox, looks pretty cool from the bottom

18 days ago

nice hike up a steep mountain. great views!

A little steep and strenuous, but the views are worth it.

22 days ago

Great hike!
It gets hot during the middle of the day but totally doable. Great ocean views!

23 days ago

Beautiful anytime, in the day time for a juicy ocean color views or for the gorgeous sunset in the evening.

Short, but a little slippery (small dry rocks), changing if the sun is out. Suggest to wear sunblock and hat anytimes. Not so great for a pets, since there is almost no shade and no breeze.

27 days ago

Easy trail. There is no shade though, so bring water and wear sunscreen! The views from the top are spectacular-- the colors contrast well, making for a great photo shoot!

on Puu O Hulu

1 month ago

Quick but rewarding hike. Hot and not a lot of shade. A few cool trees with exposed roots. Interesting history.

Really great views. Pretty flat and easy ground to walk on.

1 month ago


1 month ago

Short and sweet. Took a small dog with us and she struggled with the hot temps on the way back so I had to carry her down. Great views and the walk up got the heart beating pretty good.

The beginning of the trail is fine just a road you follow up about 2 miles then the trail starts but it is quickly overgrown and disappears altogether in some places. Someone went through with yellow flags and I followed those for a while but then I couldn’t find yellow flags and found a few pink ones. But the pink flags didn’t follow the trail. When the pink flags disappeared and my gps said I was off track for the trail I turned around. There wasn’t much to see.

Getting all the way to the end really isn’t worth it. Turning around after a mile is probably what you should do, it’s all the same after that.

1 month ago

pretty quick(in my opinion) hike up to great views. also lots of places to take some pretty cool pictures not that much foot traffic either

Worth it. Go early for heat.

1 month ago

Really fun, and fast trail.

Start of the trail was super easy to find, just follow the dirt road right from the side of the road! The trail gets steep quickly, but the incredible views from the top are well worth it.

Went with my dog, and he loved it! Just be mindful of your four-legged friends near the top as the trail can become narrow.

1 month ago

Good hike to do yourself. Super peaceful and beautiful views. I definitely recommend it!

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

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

2 months ago

Great trail. Nice size climb but not too difficult. Toughest part is at the very beginning. Amazing views from the top.

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

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