Ka'ena Point Coastal Reserve - May 4, 2014


Ka'ena Point is the very tip of Oahu on the North-West coast. It can be reached by either North Shore or the West Side of Oahu. Many people hike in which takes a little bit longer walk or take their off-roading vehicles on a ride.


Our day was planned to hike to the end of Ka'ena Point then hike to the top to reach the Ka'ena Point Pillbox. We had a late start but saved some time off-roading with my Toyota Tacoma to the very end of the North Shore side.


The nature preserve holds many wildlife such as Albatross, Shearwater, Hawaiian Monk seals and more. We was fortunate to run into a few of them!


Shearwaters are medium-sized long-winged seabirds. There are more than 30 species of shearwaters, a few larger ones in the genus Calonectris and many smaller species in the genus Puffinus.


Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes. They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific.


The Hawaiian monk seal, Monachus schauinslandi, is an endangered species of earless seal in the Phocidae family that is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands


We admired all wildlife from a distance and enjoyed a nice view of the west side. Shortly after we decided to hike to the Ka'ena Point Pillbox. If you plan on hiking here and/or hiking to the pillbox, pack a lot water and some sunscreen would help, it gets pretty hot!