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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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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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  • My husband and I were on the last day of our trip and almost made it to the top. Doesn't matter as the site from the first table was perfect. 
    My husband and I were on the last day of our trip and almost made it to the top. Doesn't matter as the site from the first table was perfect.  more »
  • The Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is near the Makapu’u Wayside but is not visible from the lookout. What impressed me was the long-paved road snaking to the Makapuu Lighthouse. The uphill trail... 
    The Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is near the Makapu’u Wayside but is not visible from the lookout. What impressed me was the long-paved road snaking to the Makapuu Lighthouse. The uphill trail...  more »

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