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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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  • 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 »
  • Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail is a paved and and scenic trail. You are given unobstructed picturesque views of the ocean, diverse terrain, and of course the historic lighthouse. Makapu'u Point...  more »

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