Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park

Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park

Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:45 PM

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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,838 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a really peaceful beach area with plenty of parking and not at all busy. The beach is very clam with small waves and a long crescent shaped beach.

There are showers close to the beach and washrooms across the road and picnic tables available.
Written 8 December 2023
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Kira S
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We saw the sign driving by! There were a lot of hostile signs from locals and even though online it says it is open, all buildings were closed and locked. One building had a broken window. The bathrooms were open. We were able to grab a pamphlet but the trail head we did see had chains across the trail - we were not sure if that meant closed or closed to car traffic. Regardless we only found that one trail head and it looked unkept. We decided to leave without hiking which was a bummer.
Written 17 October 2023
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Barbi Baba
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
The beach is really nice, but the campsite i would not recommend at all. We set up our tent, but ended up leaving… Sketchy place, in a high theft area, completely open, really close to the busy highway. People walking around our car… Would not recommend at all.
Written 25 January 2022
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dshepherd31
Bettendorf, IA36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Poorly maintained park with almost no signage for trail heads. We couldn’t locate the visitor center and felt uncomfortable driving through the residential area. It felt like we were trespassing. We left without hiking.
Written 10 December 2021
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Julie W
West Valley City, UT21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We took a UTV tour and had an excellent time, it’s a dusty ride but you see a lot of beautiful scenery and some sites where they have filmed movies. Our tour guide Paulo was the best and funniest guide we had on the island.
Written 22 September 2019
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Daddyof3athletes
Walnut Creek, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This place was awesome. We had a big family camping trip here. There was immediate access to the beach and river. We brought body boards, kayaks and surfboards. Our aunt's friends brought out her horses so we could did some horseback riding along the beach The kids loved jumping off the bridge and sand crab hunting at night. The bathrooms are located directly across the street with chickens hanging around in the parking lot! lol You got to watch out though, cars are zooming up and down that road. Nevertheless, the bathrooms were cleaner than some of the hotel bathrooms I've been in. Now, if they had showers in the bathrooms that would've been awesome. Most of us who couldn't take the cold water, outdoor showers went to my aunts house to take a shower.

I loved how the locals showed up from everywhere and set up their popup tents on the beach and chilled out on a Saturday in the shade. It did rain especially at night, but I didn't mind it. The best part of the trip was waking up to a beautiful rainbow, drinking my coffee on the beach and watching the sun rise from Crouching Lion.

My family and I really enjoyed it here. The family camp lasted about 5 days but we only camped for 3 days then went to our hotel in Waikiki. The kids didn't want to go to the hotel but opted to stay behind with the rest of their cousins so they hang out and play...shocker! lol Would you hang out with your mom and dad at the hotel or stay with your kid cousins and do fun stuff from sun up to sun down???? Exactly! Eventually, they closed up the camp and we met in Waikiki a couple days later, where they were bored out of their minds for the next 4 days. All the wanted to do was leave the beach, go back to the room and get on their electronic devices.
Written 7 November 2018
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Anna F
Sydney, Australia122 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I had come to the park to photograph birds. I think we were there during the shoulder season. Keen to find out the best track to take we passed the park at the road side (which I must say was very well kept and nice) and saw a sign for information building. That building appeared to not just be shut but abandoned, and there was a shut rickety looking stall near by. We pushed on and found the community hall (which was closed) that had pamphlets on the outside with some mud maps and information. We kept heading up to the spot marked "hikers and hunters to register before entering the park). All we found were more abandoned houses and some very derelict ones, passing by old park structures that had been vandalised. We never found where to register, only a sign that hunting was only on weekends. We gave up hiking as the weather had turned but I would not have felt safe leaving the car there (and how knows what rules hunters have re shooting hikers instead of the feral pigs they mentioned in the pamphlets). Everything just looked very unloved I hope that there may be some funding and upgrades as it is a shame not to enjoy this area.
Written 14 October 2018
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andrewt105
Phoenix, AZ1,189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We were visiting the island and rented a car for the day. During our day of exploring; we saw this beautiful area as we were approaching while driving counter clockwise on the island. Just before the park, there was an area to pull off on the side of the road. We pulled off and walked out to the water and it overlooks the park. Stunning backgrounds, clean clear water, and we were 2 of 4 people in the area. It was great.
Written 29 August 2017
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Andrea L
New York City, NY52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
This park is free to enter and offers small visitor center (which we did not enter) and has clean toilet facilities next to the entry point for both trails. We walked the Kapa eleele trail which was reported as being 1 mile round trip. It was a bit muddy in spots and pretty quickly turned to something borderline difficult to navigate. We ended up on one route which was barely recognizable as a path and then turned back to find the real path which was verified by the presence of some simple steps in the hillside and the presence of one other group. We reached a high point where there is a bench and one can see views down to the beach. It was never very steep and since we are all three able-bodied the climbing was not a problem. But I would not recommend for anyone with less than sure footing given the wetness of the terrain and the presence of roots, branches etc. across the path as well as occasional rocks.

Afterwards we drove over to the beach which is bordered by pine trees and a small campground. Two ports-potties are available for use. The beach was not at all crowded; the waves very gentle and the water shallow making this ideal for kids. My daughter loved this beach; she is six. It was also easy to find shady areas for sitting. Highly recommended.
Written 18 June 2017
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youngcats
New York City, NY271 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Park is about 45 minutes from Honolulu on the Northeast side of Oahu. If you are tired of all the hustle and bustle in Waikiki, this park offers tranquility and local custom. Park has several trails for hikers, two recommendations are the Kapaeleele Loop trail and the Na Koa trail. The Kapeleele Loop trail offers a great view over the sun rise, trail is just about one mile, about half of the trail is in the shade. The beginning of the trail is covered with beautiful Jasmine plants, the air is permeated with a lovely jasmine scent, it also takes hikers to a small shirne for the local fishermen. The Na Koa trail is about four and half mile through a dense tropical forest terrain. The trail has several creek crossings, either the last or the first crossing pending which way you start your hike, the creek is wide and does not have abundant exposed rocks to provide a dry crossing for the hikers. Be warned, bring a pair of water shoes if you don't want to hike in a pair of wet boots. Trail is also densely covered with large Pandanus Palm hanging over the trail, leaves have razor sharp edges, wear a light long sleeve shirt for cover. The state park is also a hunting park for the locals, you might come across with hunting dogs.
Written 3 June 2017
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