Ka'ena Point Trail - West Shore

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Phone (808) 587-0300
Address 68-760 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792
Five mile round trip hike to the point and back along Oahu's west shore.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 4-5 Miles • Hiking: Level: Easy
• Hiking: Nature Walk • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Whale Watching • Sightseeing: Wildlife

The Ka'ena Point hiking trail on Oahu's west shore starts at the north end of Keawa'ula Beach (Yokohama Beach). It's easy to find the trailhead and parking area as you just drive along the west coast until the road literally ends.

The trail isn't difficult and you'll be at the point in less than 2.5 miles which will land you at the Ka'ena Point Bird Sanctuary, but you'll still need to walk back which makes for a total round trip in the 4.5 to 5 mile range. When you read the point, you could head east and then you'll be on the Ka'ena Point Trail - North Shore trail which runs 2.5 miles to the west along Oahu's north shore.

Even then, this isn't a loop trail so if you walk the entire length of both trails and back again you can expect around 10 miles of hiking and a long, hot day.

The trails are fairly easy and don't have any real elevation changes in them but it gets really hot on this part of the island. Your best bet is to go as early as possible in the morning and hope for a bit of a breeze along the way. It's not a place you want to be in the afternoon, even in winter.

Regardless of when you go, bring a lot of water to drink as dehydration is very common out here. Be sure to read more about Hiking Safety & Essentials before you go.