The leeward side of Oahu does not get many tourists, but several trails are worth exploring. Kaena Point is the northwestern most corner of Oahu. There are two ways to access it. The first is by driving up the leeward side of the island to Kaena Point State Park. Following the coast to the north will lead hikers directly to this corner of Oahu and the bird sanctuary there.
The second way is by driving from the north shore. Travelers drive as far as they can along the access road in Mokuleia State Park and then walk west along the coast until reaching the point. The hike is beautiful, and visitors may see whales breach if they are migrating.
Pack water and some snacks. The hike can be hot and there are no facilities along the trail.