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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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail reviews
We really enjoyed this trail to the lighthouse. Its a nice walk with wonderful views of the ocean since you’re at a higher elevation. There is no shade so be prepared with water, spf, hats, and... more »
This hike is not for the faint of heart. Yes, it’s completely paved and small children can go on it but be prepared. It’s 2 miles round trip and steep at some points. What will get you is the sun..... more »
I’m not much into hiking but I wanted to do this hike for the views and because of reading reviews claiming it’s easy, at least compared to let’s say, Diamond Head. I don’t even like cardio or... more »
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