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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Near the Hawaii Kai Golf Course on Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The walk was a little longer than we expected but it was worth every sweaty step for the amazing views.

Thank AKStafford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy and steady walk. Slow incline. View is quite amazing. The downside is it's really quite hot walking under the sun. I usually enjoy forest hike more. Wear sunscreen, have some physical sun protection tools (hat). The sea breeze there on the top of...More

Thank cazijun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice paved trail. It will take about an hour to get to the top. Great views of the other islands. Bring your binoculars

Thank 46CanDo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hike with moderately steep incline. The trail is all paved. Make sure to wear decent shoes and make sure to wear something cool. We made this hike on the day we were leaving the island and made the mistake of wearing what we...More

Thank christophermarlowe4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’re looking for an easy hike for you and the family, this is the place to go. It is mostly paved and so there are a lot of families with strollers here. The parking lot near the entrance of this trail is small and...More

Thank Judelyn V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic easy hike. The trail is paved all the way to the top so you can walk in flip-flops if you want to! Since there's no shade and you're walking in the sun the whole time, definitely bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this trail one day while staying in Hawaii - it was a beautiful hike and the views were very very good.

Thank Flyer269819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main lighthouse trail is paved all the way from the parking lot to the top lookout point. It is a wonderful view from the East side of O'ahu, out to Rabbit island and Sandies. You can venture higher into the unpaved path up toward...More

Thank Nellie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great walk for many. Adequate parking and the trail is paved making for an easy walk. However the day we went it was very hot and humid so bring lots of water. There is a moderate elevation gain, but the sights along...More

Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like to walk this trail fairly early, 7am or so. The views are beautiful in every direction. The climb is gradual so good for all levels of fitness. Even places to sit every so often. We try to come here at least once on...More

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Loren K
June 14, 2018|
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Response from kwink10 | Reviewed this property |
I do believe the park closes at dusk- so maybe research hours before hand.
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alwweb
May 7, 2018|
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Response from rmybuffy | Reviewed this property |
If you have any knee/joint problems and are doing Diamond Head in the morning. You will be very sore. I am a registered nurse and my husband and I both did this trek in the late afternoon with overcast skies and some wind... More
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Arunrith T
February 18, 2018|
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Response from kendra02192018 | Reviewed this property |
Free parking, better to come early in the morning.
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