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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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  • This was a lovely, easy-going trail. It's paved in most places, uphill but gentle, so good for just about anyone. Plenty of lookout stops along the way too! But so amazingly scenic, especially if you ...  more »
  • We went on this hike with a baby stroller and a pregnant woman in our group. It is paved the whole way up. The lighthouse is cute, and the panoramic views at the top are beautiful. It's a great hike t...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful hikes we took in Oahu!! Highly recommend. Uphill walk around a bend and to a lighthouse, views of whales and ocean on the up. At the top the most spectacular views of surroun...  more »