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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. Make Makapuu Lighthouse Trail part of your personalized Honolulu itinerary using our Honolulu trip website .
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  • We went in the morning around 9am and was sunny. The entire hike is in the sun and some part of the walk is steeply incline. If you have a kid, you might want to walk slowly to avoid running out of en...  more »
  • Overall the most beautiful, scenic drive on Oahu for ocean views. This is one of the must stops for a photo along with the Blow Hole. The trail was recently improved and is much better.  more »
  • Let be begin by saying wear sunscreen!!! The entire walk is in the sun and in blacktop so the sun can be brutal. The walk is very smooth but has a decently steep incline. I suggest good walking shoes ...  more »

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