KA‘ENA POINT

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Hik­ing O‘ahu trails can be fun but be sure to take some nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions be­fore ven­tur­ing up. Be­fore you go, pre­pare your hik­ing route. Maps and di­rec­tions are avail­able at hawai­itrails.ehawaii.gov. Other mea­sures to en­sure your safety in­clude be­ing aware of your phys­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions, skills and en­ergy lev­els; hik­ing with some­one else; check­ing the weather fore­cast; wear­ing sturdy and com­fort­able shoes with good trac­tion; and al­ways stay on signed and man­aged trails, which are main­tained and des­ig­nated for pub­lic use. wind­ward coast. It’s an easy slope for novices look­ing for ex­er­cise. The trail leads to Ka‘ena Point Nat­u­ral Area Re­serve, a re­mote pro­tected area har­bor­ing some of the last ves­tiges of coastal sand dune habi­tat. two-mile (round trip) hike is kid-friendly and paved, ex­cept at the very top. On the clear­est of days, you can see the is­lands of Moloka‘i and even Maui.

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