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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

4.8
#2 of 95 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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  • This is a great "hike" to take to see the shore of Oahu and catch some glimpses of whales. It is a paved walkway with many outlook points. You can take it as fast or as slow as you want. We were...  more »
  • I am 61, have asthma, and due to several non-stop decades of martial arts training I need both hips replaced. I hiked this path all the way to the top with relative ease. I did take advantage of...  more »

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