KA‘ENA POINT STATE PARK CLOSED DURING SEARCH OPERATIONS FOR ARMY HELICOPTER
8/16/17 - State Parks has temporarily closed all of Ka‘ena Point State Park on O‘ahu’s North Shore during active search operations for a missing U.S. Army helicopter. No vehicle, foot, or bicycle traffic is allowed on roads and trails through either the Mokulēʻia or the Keawa‘ula Sections of the park until further notice. THis notice will be updated once the park is reopened.
ʻAkaka Falls Loop Trail
|Trail Length||0.4 mile loop|
|Elevation Gain||100 ft|
|Park Name||ʻAkaka Falls State Park|
This is a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling ‘Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet into a stream-eroded gorge. The 0.4-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk. Allow 1/2 hour for the full loop.
The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. The paved route, which includes multiple steps in places (not wheelchair accessible), makes an easy to follow loop offering stunning viewpoints of the two waterfalls. To view ‘Akaka Falls only, take the path to the left (south) from the first junction. The waterfall view is just a short walk down the path.
End of ‘Akaka Falls Road (Highway 220), 3.6 miles southwest of Honomu.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- Pack out at least what you pack in.
- No open fires.