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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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The cliffs are stunning

Have to do this hike each trip, it is so beautiful to see. The photos you will take will be amazing. Walk down to the beach, very secluded and fun to shell hunt.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Meyerblings
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Winnipeg, Canada

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Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to do this hike each trip, it is so beautiful to see. The photos you will take will be amazing. Walk down to the beach, very secluded and fun to shell hunt.

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Thank Meyerblings
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to hike up to the cliffs past Shipwreck Beach and got to experience the gorgeous scenery near Poipu Bay Golf Course. Later we golfed at this course and were able to see the views from the other side - spectacular!

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Thank Senorasally
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a gorgeous walk with views everywhere but it was too hot on a January afternoon. Great pictures, but the shower at Shipwreck beach at the end was the best part.

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Thank lovestotravel376
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can hike to this area from Shipwreck beach; along the way you are actually walking on a path adjacent to a golf course. The cliffs are picturesque and the view of the ocean below is pretty nice, too!

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Thank Bonnie L
Chicago, Illinois
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193 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit to see people jumping off the edge of the cliff where a famous movie was shot. You can hike along the cliff edges and the views are amazing!

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Thank Don C
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is easily the best thing you could do near Poipu in my opinion. When you take the trail of Lithified cliffs, it reminds a person of Ireland's cliffs. It is spectacular to see the waves crashing against the cliffs, with the perfect blue skies. There is an area early in the hike that looks like there are birds nests... More 

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Thank Tigerman777
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Watch the brave and crazy jump the cliff next to shipwreck beach at the start of the trail. Go early if you don't care for direct sun and heat. You can go quite a ways on the trail. Bring water.

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Thank Jess P
Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

See these as part of the mahalepu trail or just go the short distance from the beach. Good for families with kids able to safely walk and enjoy the experience, great pics!

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1 Thank Quadracat
Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The hike is an easy start from the Hyatt in Po'ipu. Within minutes you will be walking atop the cliffs besides the blue ocean. HOWEVER, if your goal, which for many it is, is to get to the caves, it is worth the effort and if you do not want the 4 mile roundtrip hike the road is very sketchy.... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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291 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Worth seeing and gives you a glimpse of what Kauai looked like thousands of years ago before it was settled.

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