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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#2 of 98 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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  • easy access to this trail, fully paved and large. Not too difficult, the views on top are amazing and worth the efforts.  more »
  • Beautiful views. It’s mostly straight uphill but well paved and even. Not difficult if you are normally active. Go early because it gets more crowded. It’s a beautiful, peaceful hike. Highly recommend...  more »
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