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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#2 of 93 in Trails in Hawaii
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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  • This was one of my best trail hiking, it is pet friendly and for those beginners like me in trail hiking, this is the best place with the best view. We did it twice on different days and I'm still...  more »
  • Great walk uphill on a paved path. Bring water as there is no shade. There are a few lookout points w educational historical placards to take a break at along the way. Great views and cool history.  more »

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