Hiking the Kaʻena Point Trail, about 50 minutes from Ko Olina Beach Villas, is like taking a long walk. The trail was originally used by Oʻahu Railway and Land Co. to transport sugar cane. The trail runs nearly 5 miles (there and back) to Oʻahu’s westernmost point.
Today, Kaʻena Point is a protected bird sanctuary for Laysan albatrosses. Kaʻena Point delivers incredible oceanside vistas with crashing waves and great views of the Leeward Coast. Along the way, you’ll see tide pools, hear blowholes, and come across a rock arch.
At the end of the trail you can visit the bird sanctuary, learn about the beautiful albatross and, if you’re lucky, maybe even spot one. When you go inside, be sure to close the gates behind you. The rocky beach at Ka‘ena Point is secluded and a popular resting spot for monk seals.
Kaʻena Point is literally at the end of the road. Take the H1 freeway west and continue as it becomes Farrington Highway. Just past Keawaula Beach Park, park in the dirt area to the right.
There is no shade along this nearly 5-mile walk. Bring water, wear sunscreen, and a hat. It is an easy hike, but it’s long, so give yourself two to four hours to get there and back.