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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. 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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  • It's a nice paved, well kept trail up to the lookout and lighthouse. It takes about 30 minutes moderate walking one way, but there are beautiful views along the trail. If you don't want to make the lo...  more »
  • This is a long walk on paved paths to get to the lookout over the lighthouse. It is not for the faint of heart (there are high lookouts) and not for the physically frail (it is an hour to the top if y...  more »
  • It's quite a distance from the car park, but the trail's paved and has good lookout points along the way. Access to the lighthouse is restricted so you won't be able to get up close to it, but the loo...  more »