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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • This hike is a great hike and I loved it because it was not nearly as crowded as Diamond Head. Amazing views of the island from the peak. 
  • We did our second trip to the lighthouse sighting last saturday. We went before last year and the view was blocked off due to construction. They have really gotten alot done since our last trip. The v...  read more »
  • You get a good view of Moloka'i on moderately clear days. The hike isn't too strenuous so it's fine if you have younger kids too. 
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