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Makauwahi Cave Reserve, Kalaheo

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  • We walked the Heritage Trail from Shipwreck Beach to Mahaulepu Beach. Of course we stopped to explore the area around the cave. Years ago I came here....before the restoration began. You had to...  more »
  • The cave is only open on weekends. Totally worth of visiting on any day of the week for hiking, exploring a turtle educational spot and near by beach. Beautiful view from the top pictures worthy.  more »
  • Very neat place to visit. Have gone often further down the road to the beach but this time we stopped to see the cave and tortoises. 🐢- While we were there we saw 5 turtles. To get to them you park by the caves and walk over the fence (yes, there’s some steps to get over the fence without letting the turtles escape! Lol) The area is relaxing and sunny. When we were there most of the 🐢 were hiding under trees for shade. 🦇- The cave is more of a large collapsed cave with a smaller one in the back. They offer tours every day from 10-4. As stated it is a valuable archaeological site. To enter the cave you have to crawl hands & knees through a small entrance. 🏖- There is access to the beach from the parking lot. If you’re looking for a peaceful place to walk or hang out this would be it! This place is well maintained and has picnic tables etc. Very nice place that not as many people get to visit.
  • Nice hike on a decent trail. A very nice informative gentleman gave us a tour of the small cave and explained its history. I have been to Kauai twice before and never knew or heard about this hike. Family friendly A++

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