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Flat easy trail with amazing coastal views the entire way! Once you reach the point at the end there's a fence you pass and a sanctuary full of birds.

We parked at the beach near the trail road, I heard there have been break ins so keep your valuables on you.

very steep, yet well worth trail to the top of Oahu! ropes towards the top to help you. very interesting hike.

2 days ago

Easy trail. Gets hot and a little crowded but nice views.

Fun trail, but do this one early in the day or at sunset because during the day it can get really hot, bring lots of water, and enjoy the views!

A long flat hike, relaxing and mostly desolate. Once you get to the bird sanctuary, follow the outside of the fence. About 100ft from the downhill turn, you will see a trailhead to a group of 5 bunkers on the point. If you are going to do this hike, you must do these pillboxes. Out and back is around 6mi and there is 0 cover.

11 days ago

Hiked Sept 2018
This hike is a must do for the adventure lovers or thrill seekers on island. It’s not the most challenging or difficult hike but I still worked up a pretty good sweat and the sunset made it all worth it. It takes about 30 minuets or less to make it to the top and that’s including the 5 min selfie stops the wife took on the way up. I would suggest a head lamp if you plan to do a sunset hike because the rocks can be a little difficult to navigate on the way down with dwindling light.

13 days ago

Start as early as you can because the area is hot and dry. By mid morning it’s too hot.

18 days ago

A few weeks ago, a brush fire spread more than 1,500 acres in Waianae Valley. Yesterday’s hike was a humbling scene and an important reminder of the strength of fire.

on Mount Kaala Trail

18 days ago

Loved this hike

19 days ago

Just about a nonstop uphill hike. I brought and 6L of water with me on this hike. I could have had a faster hike time, but there is so much to see and take in along the way. At the top please take extra care in the Reserve. Extremely fragile ecosystem and the top. Please follow all the rules posted on the signs by the gates. Endangered plant and wildlife.

29 days ago

This is a moderate climb. Sooo worth it. The views from the pillboxes were incredible.

1 month ago

great hike great views, more than expected

We started at 1045. Made it about 3.2 miles in and the trail died. We crossed a dried river bed, searched around and couldn't find a single trail marker. The trails we did find, were great. Bring lots of water. Oh, and my car got broken in to while on the trail!

1 month ago

amazing views!

Absolutely gorgeous “pink pill box” hike! Not super easy but worth it. Wouldn’t recommend for kids. Bring water because it’s sunny!

1 month ago

So beautiful and not too hard. Bring water if its super sunny trust me

1 month ago

Not many venture to this point but just look at the view!!!!’

It’s an awesome and fairly easy as long as you take the right way. When it comes to a fork make sure you take the left if you aren’t looking for a challenge. The right is much steeper and can be exhausting in the heat. Many bunkers and definitely worth the view.

1 month ago

Leeward is on fire!

The most beautiful coastal view hike I’ve done so far! We saw a school of dolphins, it was so amazing! There’s lots of tide pools at the end that you can climb down the rocks and swim in. The trail was about 6 miles round trip and it took us about 3 hours with a few stops. The terrain is dirt and sand, low incline, just a few hills. Try to go earlier in the day when it’s not super hot like we did! Bring lots of water to drink and use sunblock!

1 month ago

Great hike, especially at sunset. A couple switch backs and steep parts, but worth the climb once you get to the top. Can get warm and there is no shade/breeze so bring water.

1 month ago

Went about an hour before sunset. Saw a monk seal. Hiked 3.5 miles and then turned around as it was getting dark. Gorgeous sunset!

1 month ago

Great hike, moderately difficult with rocky terrain. Beautiful sights the entire way up.

This is a long walk but there are some very interesting views of the coast line and rock formations in the early part of the hie. The end point is this really neat animal sanctuary with TONS of birds that don't seem to mind you approaching closely. The trek back was during the sunset (leave about 45 mins for this part of the walk) and provided spectacular views the entire way home.

mostly uphill hike, trail in pretty good condition for most of the way although some may struggle on a few muddy portions/climbs. views on the way up of west side well worth the hike even if summit is foggy. at a good clip for an experienced hiker 4 hours round trip. fair number of people on trail after about 10am on a weekend

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.

2 months ago

Great hike at sunset. Nice 360 views.

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