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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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Address: Near the Hawaii Kai Golf Course on Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail...
Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the 647-ft. summit is a popular spot during whale season between December and April. This is a definite photo opportunity even when humpbacks aren’t spouting offshore. If you’re really ambitious, tackle a pre-sunrise hike to the top so you can grab a glorious photo of the sunrise.
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A good hike!

A very do-able, yet physical hike on a paved trail. Only disappointment was we couldn't go all the way to the top due to construction work, so had limited views of the lighthouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Plain City, Ohio

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very do-able, yet physical hike on a paved trail. Only disappointment was we couldn't go all the way to the top due to construction work, so had limited views of the lighthouse. Still had great views, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Saw the lighthouse and decided we should do it. Wise decisions. It was easy hike with amazing views. Couldn't get my wife and older daughter to do it but my young one and I had a great time. Parking will fill up on the weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Take the hike and take in the views of the Pacific. Experience fresh sea air! Take comfortable shoes and enjoy the hike while taking in Hawaiian's beautiful sunshine!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Pretty easy uphill trail to the top of the point. Bring water and sunblock 'cause there ain't no shade along the trail! We were fortunate to see lots of humpback whales migrating and playing just off shore when we did the walk in January. They were too far for good photos (with my point and shoot) but we could see... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A easy hike from the parking lot to the lighthouse. Go early because there is very little shade and the sun can be very hot. Amazing views so well worth the sweat!!

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Lockesburg, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hike and special place to visit on Oahu. Enjoyed our time to do something special together with our family.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

No Admission. wonderful hike, beautiful views of water and lighthouse. Take water, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes.

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mpls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great easy trail for families. Leave early as it gets hot and bring water. Construction was going on when we were there so had to dodge machinery. The view from the top wasn't as great as others we saw but we had a nice leisurely walk up and back down and was a nice relaxing start to our day.

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Kaneohe, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've hiked this trail many times and it's always spectacular. I would like to suggest that you do it during the months when whales come to Hawaii, because you can always spot them! Then it's super duper spectacularissimo!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I come up here often, only b/c its a fun and not to hard hike. Everything is paved and its dog friendly.

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Address: Address: Near the Hawaii Kai Golf Course on Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

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