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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will take you over the hills and by the sea, from a stunning beach to a volcanic point. According to legend, Makapu’u was a supernatural being, with eight bright eyes. Today, instead of a giant at the point, you'll find a lighthouse named after her, with a red roof and what's thought to be the biggest lighthouse lens in the United States, standing 3.5 m (12 ft) tall. Bring water, a hat, and binoculars--if you’re lucky, you’ll see whales in addition to seabirds. Be mindful of the prickly cacti along the way. Make Makapuu Lighthouse Trail part of your personalized Honolulu itinerary using our Honolulu trip website .
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  • Let be begin by saying wear sunscreen!!! The entire walk is in the sun and in blacktop so the sun can be brutal. The walk is very smooth but has a decently steep incline. I suggest good walking shoes ...  more »
  • You will see moms with strollers, visitors with dogs and lots of young children on this hike! The nice thing about this whole trail is that it's paved with various resting points with views and info. ...  more »
  • This is a good hike on a paved road. But it can be great! Parking is pretty easy. Make a note of the whale watching spot on the way up. I’ll get back to that. I highly recommend going all the way to “...  more »

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