|H??ena State Park|
Ke?e Beach from the Kalalau Trail
|Nearest city||Hanalei, Hawaii|
|Area||230 acres (93 ha)|
|Governing body||Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources|
H??ena State Park is a state park located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kaua?i. It is often referred to as the "end of the road" and marks the end point of the Kuhio Highway. The park provides access to beaches, trails, and several ancient Hawaiian sites, including sea caves estimated to be more than 4,000 years old. Archaeological sites associated with the hula, including a heiau (shrine) dedicated to Laka, are located above the park's beaches.
The small parking lot was not large enough to accommodate all the visitors, so an overflow parking lot was built. Though the beach has a relatively safe lagoon, very strong currents have been reported at the bay, especially in the winter. Amenities at the park include pay phones, picnic tables, restrooms and outdoor showers.
Limahuli Stream enters the ocean at the eastern edge of the state park. To the south of the park, Makana mountain soars above Limahuli Garden and Preserve in the valley. Just before the K??? beach is the Kalalau Trail trailhead, an 11-mile (18 km) foot path that is the only land access into the N? Pali Coast State Park. The area surrounding the beaches is vegetated by ironwood trees, coconut palms, ti, and guava.