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Ka'ena Point

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (21)

Oceanside jeep and walking trail at westernmost tip of O'ahu encompassing Albatross breeding area.


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5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Point to Point

58' 18 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

158' 48 m

Up

158' 48 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views

Description

Start at the large parking lot at the end of highway 930 as the paved road turns into a jeep road. Continue on the undulating, pothole pocked road until you reach a fenced area. Go through the sliding steel doors into the Natural Area Reserve. Be advised that dogs are not allowed on this side of the gated area. The area is set aside to protect nesting Albatross which can easily be seen just beside the trail, as well as Shearwaters and monk seals. Do not venture off the trail and cause undue stress to the wildlife. Note that you can skirt the fence but the trail will soon turn into a huge washed out drop and be impassable.

As you reach the point, the trail continues down the west side of the island. Continue through the steel sliding doors and back onto a jeep road. Follow the road until it turns into pavement once again.

Flora & Fauna

Albatross nest along the trail, and visitors can see Sheatwarters, Frigates, and Monk Seals

Contacts

Shared By:

Tad Davis with improvements by Andy Taylor

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  4.2 from 21 votes

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#488

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Photos

Remnants of a structure along the trail
Jan 4, 2020 near Mokulēia, HI
Looking toward the trailhead
Jan 4, 2020 near Mokulēia, HI
Kaena Point State Park - Mokuleia Section.
Mar 4, 2016 near Mokulēia, HI
Kaena Point State Park - Mokuleia Section.
Mar 4, 2016 near Mokulēia, HI
Hot January run through the Natural Reserve Area.
Mar 4, 2016 near Mokulēia, HI
Oceanside run on one of the side trails skirting the main jeep road.
Mar 4, 2016 near Mokulēia, HI

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Apr 15, 2022
Josh Suthoff
Mar 23, 2022
Steve Schonert
Vehicle permit beyond gate call (808)-587-0300 Hawaiistateparks.org
Jun 20, 2021
Gerald Murphy
Just went to the point and back.
Apr 4, 2021
Rob Lehrer
Oct 17, 2019
Erin Andersen
2.9mi — 1h 24m
Jun 9, 2019
Derek Lehane
Jun 8, 2019
Wil van der Veen
Jun 8, 2019
Stacey van der Veen
4h 40m