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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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  • the bus 22 from kapahulu Ave 23 if from Kuhio Avenue, and choose bus 1-get time and location in Google maps now and then, so this time the No. 22 bus early, so I took from kapahulu. Walk back down at sea life park at the end, but he also was dropped along the way, and arrive at the entrance of the trail. Because a road is paved, so don't worry about extra legroom, but distance very rough feel. But the scenery is the best! A good exercise.
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  • A lovely hike with a stunning view on the windward side of Oahu. Its a bit rugged so come prepared with proper footwear and bring a headlamp in case it gets dark while you are gazing the view!  more »
  • Very steady uphill hike to a hilltop point just above the lighthouse. Outstanding views! The trail is paved the entire way and there are resting spots along the way. Bring water, wear sunscreen and be...  more »
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