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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
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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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Trail is pretty steep but paved the whole way. You will see many different types walking up this trail. Highly recommend for the views, although of note the light house was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Trail is pretty steep but paved the whole way. You will see many different types walking up this trail. Highly recommend for the views, although of note the light house was covered (for restoration?) so not visible for pictures.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a walk up frontage road on a steep hill. If you are looking for "hike" that is on a paved road, go for it. It is a nice work out. Unfortunately, when we went, the lookout was closed for renovations, so the view of the Lighthouse was pretty non existent. Personally, we prefer the view from Makapu'u Lookout,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small parking lot so get there early,paved trail that climbs steadily up. Many spots to stop for pictures ,especially at the top where it's a 360 degree view of beaches ,islands and whales. Good cardio workout

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's close enough to Honolulu for a day trip, and the hike is doable enough, though steep, though when we got there in Dec 2016 the lighthouse was all covered for renovations. An okay view of the coast and the island, and it's free. If you're lucky you might see some whales.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a paved hike and on the easy side. If you are not physically able or short on time there is actually a look out/parking lot before the trail where you can pull over and get the same view you get from the top (ask a local if you can't find it!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hike is honestly more like a walk in the park. The way up is uphill but it's nothing extreme or unmanageable. If you have kids and dogs you want to bring make sure you get there around 7am before it heats up. This is the driest hottest part of the island and you don't want to walk that incline... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's a way to actually hike up to the top of the pillboxes if you're looking from the lookout point. This is more of the adventurous way up. But, you can also bring strollers up if you walk up the winding road. There are gorgeous sunrises and sunsets from here (you can see Kokohead). Also, if you're here from January... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must be able to do some form of exercise to complete this hike. It is listed as a very easy hike and all people can do it. Not necessarily. The hike is 2 miles round trip. In the one mile to the top, it has a 600 ft elevation change. It is steep. It is also paved. I saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the hike itself is easy even though it's all uphill. As the entire road is paved, you can hike up it at your own pace, much easier than if the road had steps. Views are excellent. If you take the bus, you end up at Sealife Park, and have to walk along the highway next to cars and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here last night to see the full moon rise. Awesome hike and also got a great sunset with a beautiful view of the moon. Be WARNED! We did not pay close attention to the parking instructions at the main parking lot. Even though we parked at the side of the road above the parking lot we were inside of... More 

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