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“Beautiful hike!”

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
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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.
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful hike!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

This is an easy hike with some beautiful views! If you are lucky and are traveling during the winter/spring (Devember-May) when whales are migrating you might get to see them swimming by. This trail is not covered at all do I do suggest hats/sunblock.

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hawaii
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome view”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Winter is a great time to walk up to the lighthouse. Good chance of seeing whales this time of year. No bathrooms. It's a good hike! Hat and sunglasses are good idea.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Whales!”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This was an awesome hike! Not too challenging, WAY less crowded than Diamond Head, and it has spectacular whale watching from the trail. We must have seen dozens of whales. There are really beautiful views from most all points of the trail.

Visited March 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lighthouse hike”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is an easy hike on asphalt. Feb and March are best times of year as you see whales like crazy! If someone in the party can't walk all that far - around the first bend are some stone pillars where they can stop and wait for you.

Visited March 2013
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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fairly easy hike”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I visited a friend in February 2013 and we did this relatively easy hike to the top of this trail. Parking is easy and there is no charge for anything. At the top you are looking down at the lighthouse and do not actually go right to the lighthouse.

Visited February 2013
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