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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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  • our last stop from our great day on the windward shore. drove the pali highway and visited the fun town of kailua and swam at the beach there. then drove down the state rte. 72 to this site. parking l...  more »
  • The trail is a paved road and a good workout. The view is amazing. The uphill climb is worth the pain and at the top you can see for miles. We even saw whales swimming by. The sunrise was beautiful. T...  more »
  • This walk is pretty short, it's paved the whole way, has information stops at different points, and can get a nice sea breeze. The coastal views from the top are pretty nice. There is however no shade...  more »