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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#3 of 99 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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  • By the time you get to the top, you realize how long this trail really is. But also how well it is done. What a wonderful blacktop path all the way. It seemed like you could almost see forever. We wer...  more »
  • Great hike for beginners. The views were fantastic and it was on a paved walkway the whole way. Go in the mornings.  more »

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