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“Easy hike with exceptional view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Near the Hawaii Kai Golf Course on Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Ranked #4 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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“Easy hike with exceptional view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The trail is all paved and although up hill, its relatively easy. This trail is best for sunrise as its facing the east. There are a lot of photo ops as well. The actual lighthouse is blocked off so you can't actually go to it, which was disappointing for me. But the trail takes you to a scenic point on top which makes up for it.

Visited June 2014
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“Stunning views while hiking along the Pacific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Makapuu lighthouse trail also has a beautiful scenic appeal with jagged cliffs and turquoise blue waters. If you are lucky, you may also get a glimpse of the humpback whales in the water as you walk along! I definitely recommend this place!
There isn't any fee, however finding a parking spot close by might be a challenge!

Visited November 2013
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“Makapuu lighthouse trail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You can go to the trail on your own if you have a car and you do not need to pay for the tour. There is no entrance cost. I used go card but I figured out I did not have to.

Visited July 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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“Best part of the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. The hike isn't easy because it's steep but the trail is paved so that makes it easier. The views were AMAZING! I took photos the whole time.

It took me and my husband 3+ hours to hike the trail up and back. We did stop and do a few side trails (which I would highly recommend) which gave you wonderful views.

PS-you'll want to bring water with you and a camera

Visited June 2014
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“ANOTHER wonderful site in Honolulu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Must see this too. If you go to Germaine's Luau, you'll be almost next to it and will be able to take photos!

Visited June 2014
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