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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#2 of 94 in Trails in Hawaii
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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  • My DIL suggested I take the drive out to this Lighthouse for a nice hike and to enjoy the views and I'm glad I did. It was gorgeous! The trail was a nice uphill walk. It's about a total of 1.5...  more »
  • Get there well before dark. No lights at all. So time it ao you can make it up and back before dark. Parking is limited so get everyone in one car if possible. Harder up then down is what most people....  more »

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