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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Historic Walking Area
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. Plan your visit to Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Honolulu itinerary maker.
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  • An easy but steady uphill walk on a paved path leads to a gorgeous panoramic view, including a cool lighthouse. It is my understanding many hikers will climb the rail and hike down to the tidepools, w...  more »
  • This was by far my favorite side of the island and the walk to the lighthouse was nice. Take some water, it is longer than it looks but we enjoyed looking for whales and seeing the beauty of the islan...  more »
  • A nice short hike to a very beautiful overlook by the lighthouse. You get a different view here of the eastern side of the island.Be sure to take water with you. No restrooms No insect repellent is NO...  more »