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Ka‘ena Point Trail

Farrington Highway

The trail to Ka‘ena Point follows an old railroad bed and former dirt road that ran along the westernmost point of O‘ahu. The trail leads to Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve, a remote and scenic protected area harboring some of the last vestiges of coastal sand dune habitat on the island, and home to native plants and seabirds. Whales frequent this shoreline during the winter months.

The weather is usually sunny and hot, and it can be windy – a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water are recommended. Allow 1 to 3 hours depending on your pace. Stay away from the wave-exposed coast unless you are familiar with hazardous ocean conditions.


Casey Jones

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
We had a good time walking along the beach of the old lava rock. I have no idea why anyone would want to walk the entire thing, there isn't much to see after the first mile or two. I'm sure that driving on the off-road course is much more enjoyable. The drive to the spot was very nice, however I don't think I will revisit.

SeFok Chan

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A very nice trail for a half day outing. The round trip is 7 miles. It goes along rocky shores with many small coves with beach for swimming. The other side of the trail is a beautiful jagged mountain. There are many good tide pools accessible at low tide. Towards the end of the trail there is a preserve which you can enter through gates. There is a colony of breeding albatross. Some of the nests are just 5 feet from the trail. In December they do their mating dances and it is a sight to watch. Occasionally you see monk seals lying on the beach. We also saw a couple of whales about half a mile off the coast in February. Do not forget your sunscreen as you will be exposed all along the trail.

Keith Lefebvre

Friday, July 13, 2018
Great hike. We didn't go all the way to the point because we have an 8 and 10 year old but the views are great and we saw 2 Monk Seals on the beach basking which was awesome. Mountains on one side and ocean on the other provides a unique experience.

Lisbel Rozewicz

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Very easy and scenic hike. You can choose to go by the seashore or by the mountains. There is no shade so bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and cold water. I went in the evening time 1700 in June and didn't see any sea lions or big birds, but the volcanic seashore and mountains were beautiful so I really enjoyed it.

Natalie Ana Borkoski Parker

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Definitely wear sunblock, a hat, bring lots of water. It's a long and good hike. There is limited parking at the entrance and you can only bring your 4x4 vechile into the park if you've gotten a permit (you can get one online). Very beautiful

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