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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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  • Is the place I want Sonic trail, because the walk from the parking lot paved the way was quite difficult. There were couples pushing baby strollers. I saw Pele chairs the magnificent nature with nice
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  • Walk is very doable. You walk on a paved road, comes what boring about. There are several view points. Please notice that there is no shade, so use sunscreen. Can also be very hot in the beginning, however what higher State there is a nice breeze. Lighthouse is not accessible.
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  • this is a very 'easy' hike in that it is all paved walkway, hence well marked and the views are really spectacular  more »

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