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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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One of our favorite walks - we hike this every time we come to Kauai

This cliffside trail is wonderful. One of our favorites. You can enjoy watching waves crashing on the cliffs below, find new coves at every turn, and even sea turtles bobbing on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This cliffside trail is wonderful. One of our favorites. You can enjoy watching waves crashing on the cliffs below, find new coves at every turn, and even sea turtles bobbing on the water. Take water with you as you will be tempted to keep going and going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful views. Part of the Maha'ulepu heritage trail. We saw sea turtles in the ocean. See if you can find the pamphlet that talks about the heritage and plants. We found ours in the airport.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I took the family on this hike. It was pretty along the coast but the point to point aspect of the hike made it either too long of a hike or you needed to walk back the way you came. I had to walk back to the car and drive it back to pick up the family. One way to... More 

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great hike along the cliffs. Mornings are best, before it gets hot. Nice views and interesting features.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You can park in the public lot just east of the Grand Hyatt. There is a beach and bathroom. We hiked the cliffs on two different days. If you walk to the east of the Hyatt, you walk up a very steep incline and walk along the edge - amazing views! We even saw some tropic birds and a shearwater... More 

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

you can hike to these caves from shipwreck beach, or drive on the dirt road. the hike is relatively easy, and takes about an hour. Plenty of great ocean views. Go when the docents are there, they will give you a personal tour with lots of information. they are really into the cave, history and geology. In addition there have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

just past Shipwreck Beach, this hike is like no other. The surf has transformed these cliffs into swiss cheese looking rock. The hike is not too long. My wife and I did it to break up time on the beach. One to do and not miss.

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Hiked past the golf course along the spectacular cliffs. Kept edging towards the end to catch the fantastic views. Saw a few sea turtles below in the surf. Made it all the way past Shipwreck beach to the Makawehi Cave trail where there is even more to see. Worth the trip!

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Depending on your point-of-view, there are either no paths, or plenty to choose from to get up to the cliffs from the parking lot at Shipwreck beach! You pretty much find your own way - as close to the cliff edge as you like - or a little bit safer in the undergrowth with much less nice views. Be warned,... More 

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not something you see everyday. Worth the trip. You don't have to go for a hike, you can see all aspects at several stops and from the top. The drive is a little tough if you get car sick. Very windy. There is a little fruit stand at the top that sells delicious and cold fare. Yummy and reasonably priced.

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