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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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  • Small parking lot so get there early,paved trail that climbs steadily up. Many spots to stop for pictures ,especially at the top where it's a 360 degree view of beaches ,islands and whales. Good cardi...  more »
  • It's close enough to Honolulu for a day trip, and the hike is doable enough, though steep, though when we got there in Dec 2016 the lighthouse was all covered for renovations. An okay view of the coas...  more »
  • This is a paved hike and on the easy side. If you are not physically able or short on time there is actually a look out/parking lot before the trail where you can pull over and get the same view you g...  more »