Kaena Point

The dirt road is filled with bumps, dips and rocks. Watch your step.

The dirt road is filled with bumps, dips and rocks. Watch your step.

Kaena Point is well worth the trip. It is the most Western tip of Oahu. We approached the hike from the Mokuleia side (North side of island) via Farrington Highway.

This little guy was quite aggressive.

We met a friend on the road. This little guy was quite aggressive.

Just drive all the way to the end of the road. There is ample parking and I didn’t feel like I had to worry about my car. The hike itself is basically just an easy walk down a long dirt road. It can be very hot so we started in the morning. It took us around 45-60 minutes to get to the point.

There are beautiful ocean views along the way.

There are beautiful ocean views along the way.

We stopped to take photos along the way. My “Map My Run” app clocked the distance at almost 6 miles to the point and back.

Baby Albatross

Nesting Baby Albatross

Kaena Point is home to a bird refuge for Albatross and Shearwaters. The road and paths are well marked so as not to disturb the breeding grounds.

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These 2 seals were the star attraction.

Once out on the point, there are tide pools to explore and swim in, beautiful vistas to enjoy and you might be lucky enough to spot a seal or two.

What a great day!!!

What a great day!!!

All in all it was an incredible day. Don’t forget your water, snacks, sunblock and swim suit.

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There are signs explaining the wildlife in the area.

There are signs explaining the wildlife in the area.

Clean your shoes before entering Bird Refuge

Clean your shoes before entering the Bird Refuge

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Dogs, Mongoose, Rats....keep out!

Dogs, Mongoose, Rats….keep out!

Wedge Tailed Shearwater (photo by Mialisa)

Wedge Tailed Shearwater (photo by Mialisa)

We found our own private pool.

We found our own private pool to swim in.

View of the West Side from the point.

View of the West Side from the point.

View of the North Side of the island from the point.

View of the North Side of the island from the point.

A coral rock beach.

A coral rock beach.

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One Response to Kaena Point

  1. Mialisa says:

    Wear good walking/hiking shoes. You’ll be tempted to stop at the coves along the way but hold out and catch them on the way back. The view and serenity at the point is so worth it.

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