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CAUTION: Some sections of this trail frequently wash out along the coast. Check with Hawai'i State Parks before setting out: (808) 587-0300. The Ka'ena Point Trail occupies the right-of-way of the...
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I started by the entrance by the base. The very first thing I have noticed was the homeless camps set up under an underpass. I kept riding a few more miles thinking it would improve and it was like that the whole way, nothing but homeless camps, sewage, garbage piles and very rough pavement. I was on a penny board and there was some spots I had to get off and walk a couple hundred yards until I found a decent patch of pavement. There was nothing scenic about this trail.
I commute from Royal Kunia to the airport, picking up the PHBP at the Waipahu dump to the end at Kam Highway near Pearl Harbor Memorial. As others have said scenery is not great, there are a couple homeless camps (some have been decorated really nice), a lot of street urchins fishing next to the contaminated seafood signs and of course a small sewage plant. It is not for sightseers although it does take you near the Navy's boneyard in Middle Loch if you like old ships.
But the trail is generally safe, most peds will give way if you ring a bell and it makes quick work of the worst transit chokepoint on the island. My ride is often as fast as a drive would be when traffic is backed up.
I really loved the trail today, but the fact that it is not connected from one section to the next makes it less than ideal. A very beautiful ride though, and easily done wit the loaner bikes from the Hilton Garden Inn.
We parked at the Pearl Harbor lot and tried to ride, we went past the marina to where it said there was a bike path, but the gate was closed and the military people that were there told us that it didn't open until 1500 and that you needed ID to get through. We didn't ask if we needed military ID, but that would have been a good question. This web site needs to be updated, we had driven from the windward side and were looking forward to a good ride on a bike path.
This is a 2.5 mile walk over stone and gravel trail. I would rate it as medium challenge. Closed toe shoes are recommended. The view of the Pacific Ocean is breathtaking. The surf, the volcanic rocks, the awesome beauty. There is a point on the trail where it has washed out, and you have to climb up the side of the hill on a rock path. The state of Hawaii needs to build a bridge over the area where the path is washed away. If you are afraid of heights, it is scary. This short trail is about 100 feet long. The bird sanctuary at the end makes it all worthwhile. The albatrosses are nesting and in February are mating. Go to the point to see the monk seals sunning. Magnificent!! We retraced our steps back to Makaha. Round trip, the walk is 5 miles.
I admit, I'm biased when it comes to Kauai. That being said, this trail is amazing. It skirts the east coast of the island. We rented bikes at Coconut Coasters and rode the trail a few times back and forth. We also took a side trip to the Spaulding Monument, up Kealia Road. While the monument is not much to see, the uphill climb is worth it for the view. It's a great spot for a picnic too. We rode the trail in 2010 when it was only 4 miles long. I guess we'll just have to go back and ride it again.
I typically ride this path from Pearl City to the Joint Base Hickam 3-4 times per week back and forth to work. Traffic is usually light. You do get the morning walkers and the evening joggers, but everyone is pretty curtious. The homeless camps are not much to look at, but they keep their things out of the path and don't bother you. The smells from the industrial areas can be annoying some days. Trail is a little on the rough side in a few areas, but not completely unreasonable.
I ride a short portion of this Path from Aiea Bay State Recreation Park to Pearlridge Center Uptown (Kamehameha Hwy and Kaonohi St) as part of my commute home from work. Much of the trash discussed in earlier posts has been removed but the homeless camps along the Pearlridge section still remain.
While there are a few "Kodak moments" of the Harbor, much of the pathway goes behind and through industrial areas including a petroleum pipeline and its odor. This is definitely an outdoor attraction you won't see the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau adding to their website.
Bottom line...move on, nothing to see here.
Joined this site because I feel so strongly about giving a current review of this appalling path. Took a chance and ran the path, and found: raw sewage, dozens of piles of garbage up to my waist, multiple homeless encampments, feral dogs, an overwhelming miasma of feces, public bathrooms in Neil Blaisdell park in shocking condition, depressing industrial lots, and downright frightening highway underpasses. I do not recommend this path to anyone, certainly never to a woman alone or to families, and the city ought to be ashamed that it exists in this condition.
been on this ride a few times, not bad for a bike ride, its mellow for all ages, has its ugly points, and junky surfaces, but all and all not bad, quite a few places to stop and see things you wont see from your car on the road, lived in Kailua all my life so its nice to visit places I never seen before, especially on a bike on the back side of Kamehameha hwy. don't be turned off by all the neg reviews, its not that bad and not that long, just hot on the Waipahu side, bring water and enjoy! ALOHA
If you are looking for a ride through a homeless encampment, interspersed with factories and junkyard type businesses, by all means, hop on your bike and go for a spin on the Pearl Harbor Bike Path. I am truly stunned that this thoroughfare is even listed as fit for recreation. Also, from the parking access at Aiea State Recreation to the end at Waipahu Depot Street is 5.3 miles, not 10.
Enjoyed this path during our 2 week stay in Kauai. What an INCREDIBLE experience. It's beautiful, easy access and leads to access to the most beautiful beaches and views one might not see by car alone.
We rented bikes and started in Wailua by Lydgate park where we were staying and managed to get through the small spot where there is no trail just fine.
Once past Long's Drugs, there is a small section of highway and sidewalk to ride until it picks back up at Kapaa Shores.
My 12 year old who barely rides a bike at home did just fine on this journey.
Whether walking, riding a bike, pushing a stroller, I highly recommend taking advantage of this path during any visit you make to Kauai.
I for one will do what I can to help support the completion of this project.
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