Ha'ena State Park

Phone (808) 241-6670
4.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address End of Kuhio Highway, Hwy 56, Haena, HI 96714
An amazing state park that is home to a great beach and one of Hawaii's most difficult hiking trails.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity
• Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 10+ Miles
• Hiking: Level: Difficult • Hiking: Level: Experts Only
• Hiking: Major Elevation Changes • Hiking: Out & Back Trail
• Sightseeing: Great Views

Full Description
Haena State Park is a wild-land park located in Haena at the end of the road (as you're heading west) on the north shore of Kaua'i. It's home to the amazing Ke'e Beach Park and the north end of the Kalalau Trail.

It's a pretty neat park with some ancient sea caves that were formed over 4000 years ago. Those would be the Waikanaloa & Waikapalae Wet Caves as well as the Maniniholo Dry Cave. Depending on your views of ancient lore, you'll either believe that Pele - The Volcano Goddess dug them out in her search for a new home or they were formed when ocean levels were higher. Personally, I like the Pele story better. Who doesn't want an awesome lair in an old volcano?

There are plenty of opportunities for great views here, even if you're not hiking the Kalalau Trail. Just hanging out at Ke'e Beach Park is a great way to spend a day. Of course, you won't be alone there as it's a popular beach. On that note, arrive early as the parking here fills up incredibly fast.

Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
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This is a wonderful state park that's very popular because of the beach, hiking trails, caves, and other ways to be in and enjoy nature. If you're on Kauai it's a must see place.
Ellen R
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 90
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Ha'ena State Beach and Ke'e Beach both have life guards. We've gotten ice packs and bandages from the life guards after minor injuries on the
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
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Ha'ena State Park received an overall rating of 5 stars from a handful of reviews.
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