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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#2 of 98 in Trails in Hawaii
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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  • Not an easy hike for the elderly. My 80 yr old dad could not have handled the steepness nor the distance of the incline. It is all paved, so if you have a strong person pushing a wheelchair that’s...  more »
  • It said it was going to be an easy hike. I found it to be quite the work out to hike up. Have to admit that I was a bit out of shape after half a year of not walking due to a broken ankle. The path...  more »

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