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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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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. Make Makapuu Lighthouse Trail part of your personalized Honolulu itinerary using our Honolulu trip website.
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  • This is a lovely paved trail with great views. It can be a bit steep, but there are so many places to stop and look out you really don't feel overworked. I've done this hike multiple times and I... 
    This is a lovely paved trail with great views. It can be a bit steep, but there are so many places to stop and look out you really don't feel overworked. I've done this hike multiple times and I...  more »
  • The trail is nicely paved. Wonderful views all around. A lot of incline, but there are places to stop and rest. There are trails off the paved path. Parking can be a challenge; just need to be... 
    The trail is nicely paved. Wonderful views all around. A lot of incline, but there are places to stop and rest. There are trails off the paved path. Parking can be a challenge; just need to be...  more »

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