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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 was one of the top hikes we wanted to do, but after arriving by bus and walking on the road to get to the trailhead, we found the "trail" to be a paved road with a fairly significant incline and....  more
    This was one of the top hikes we wanted to do, but after arriving by bus and walking on the road to get to the trailhead, we found the "trail" to be a paved road with a fairly significant incline and....  more »
  • We arrived at the parking lot around 3:30pm. Parking was free, but you need to arrive early or during non-peak times to find a spot. Park hours are 7 am to 7:45pm. The hiking trail is a very... 
    We arrived at the parking lot around 3:30pm. Parking was free, but you need to arrive early or during non-peak times to find a spot. Park hours are 7 am to 7:45pm. The hiking trail is a very...  more »

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