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Great trail. Great view. Well worth the walk. Pack sunscreen. We really enjoyed that walk/hike. Walk til the end to the beach.

This is not a hiking trail. It really is all a beach. Also, there is a sign for no dogs. wtf?

Fantastic views. Very heavily trafficked, but to be expected for the area.

beutiful this place

Very short trail. Paved the whole way so it’s good for strollers and/or people who need easy hikes with good footing. There’s whale watching spots and ocean lookouts.

Towards the top of the trail there’s an unmarked trail down to tidepools-but be careful it can be dangerous

walking
1 day ago

Nice park and beach for surfers. If you’re not a surfer, this is a nice stopover towards Hana where you can enjoy the views. There are rock outcropping a but be careful around the ride pools.

Not a hike but the more like a path along golf course. Dragon’s Teeth is worth the walk! You must wear good shoes. Flip flops not recommended.

Beautiful views but yes be prepared to see naked people. We walked 6 miles in and out

Beautiful views of the ocean as you like . Cool lighthouse and view at the top. fairly crowded but that is typical of most trails in Oahu.

Pretty easy but fun. Nice view and beautiful beach for sigh seeing

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.

Such a beautiful trail to the pier.

Took my two girls out for an awesome ride. We started at the Venice trail and rode through to Santa Monica. This is perfect when you have kids because you can take a break on the many playgrounds along the way.

Breathtaking views. Beautiful ocean. Dark sand beach. In low tide, a wonderful walk on the beach. Parking at the trailhead; you need a Makah Tribe pass in order to park there. You need go across the Makah Reservation to get to the trailhead. The signs are very easy to follow. There are two ways to get there. The trail is easy but muddy in many places. A wooden staircase has recently been put in at the end and provides an easy access down to the beach, so you don't need to use the rope to go down anymore, but if you prefer, the first rope down the steeper way down is still there. Amazing picture opportunities. Very peaceful and gorgeous place.

trail running
5 days ago

peaceful, relaxing running path. great views and a few contact highs make for a nice morning run.

Pretty views, and great whale sighting during the season. Definitely a walk as the path is well paved (moms with strollers jog this all the time). Great for anyone that needs an even surface.

BEAUTIFUL view but the cave has been graffitied a lot :( It was an easy hike and I had a baby in a carrier on. As far as the other reviews stated I don’t think you would see anyone from the nude beach unless you are looking, it’s in a different direction than the cave.

Pretty little walk going past some lovely coastal views. Hang out by one of the beaches and watch the waves crashing onto boulders. Peaceful ♥️

Came for a day trip with the family and a couple girlfriends. Was just beautiful. We walked down the entire beach. Found ship ruins and hiked up the sand dunes. Was a wonderful day will go back for sure.

walking
8 days ago

Wonderful beach walk...

Great beach walk. Make sure that you don’t go during high tide. Dogs are NOT allowed for the whole hike.

Probably the most scenic hike in San Diego with breathtaking views of the ocean and cliffs. We went with some friends visiting from New Jersey and everybody really enjoyed it. There are some fun side trails that offer different perspectives so I would definitely recommend doing some of them.

Great ! Really easy, you can use stroller and is very easy for kids, beautiful view.

breath-taking views! Hike was a little too easy, but nice for sight seeing.

Not long trails but beautiful cliffside views

Good steady incline with a lot of great view opportunities. Great birding in the morning

beautiful spot! there will be crowds, it’s popular :)

Beautiful hike which leads to the beach. Very easy but very crowded with tons of tourist.

hiking
14 days ago

From the south it is an easy walk across a mostly level foot trail, but with medium rocks. Hot if sun is out. From north it is a little more technical walk down sloped 4wd trail over medium to large rocks, although not hard. The red route on the site isn't showing going to Makalawena, follow the black dotted trail instead. I'd recommend at least tennis shoes for either way.

There are other hikes of note that aren't listed (at least that I can find) within this park.

Pu'u Ku'ili - very short hike up a cinder cone, immediately next to Kua Bay. Look for the 15mph sign on the drive in, the entrance to the trail is about 30 yards back from the sign across the road on the left. Hidden so if you don't know it's there you'll miss it. Really cool views form the top of this cone. I'd recommend tennis shoes, but I have done it a few times in slippers (Hawaiian for flip flops).

Makole'a Black Sand Beach - about a mile hike south from the Kekaha Kai State park pit toilets. Follow the coast until you start to see white coral chunks marking a rough trail over Pahoehoe lava flows. Cool little beach with sweet black sand. Saw one person during hike. I did hike in slippers.

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