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.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail reviews
Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail is a paved, easy to navigate trail. It does go uphill the whole way. I am a bit out of shape and stopped frequently to "admire the view". It was so worth the effort. The... more »
Well paved hike. This trail was HOT until you got above the 1/2 point where the ocean wind was pleasantly cooling. It was a good time filling hike with beautiful views. more »
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