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“Beautiful view”

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
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$69.00*
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Ranked #14 of 324 things to do in Honolulu
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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.
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was a nice walk to take but we picked the wrong time to go because high tide was coming so the way we went we lost part of the trail to water. It is an awesome place to see the waves, surfers etc and get some nice ocean pics from.

Visited October 2013
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Omaha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, easy hike”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was a fairly easy hike. Path is paved most of the way, just a few areas at the very top that aren't paved. We left early in the morning so it wasn't too hot, though there were parts with the sun shining directly on you that got pretty warm. I would recommend bringing water with you and starting out early.

Once you get to the top the views are amazing!

Visited October 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice hike, relatively easy, great views”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Ages 7 to 64, we hiked this up and down in just over an hour. Though it was beautiful, I'd recommend Koko Head and then Diamond Head, in that order, over this one. Take water as it's a hike that's long though not strenuous. Water is a must, though, in the sun.

Visited September 2013
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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Hike, great for families, take water”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

It was a beautiful day, and we decided to do this hike, I believe it was about 3 km?. It was an easy hike(walk), lots of families with kids, that could quite easily complete the hike.

Visited October 2013
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Ewa Beach Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great for whale watching”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a paved trail that ends with a view of the Makapuu Light House. If you are just going for the light house-the "juice is not worth the squeeze" but if you go during whale season (DEC-MAY) you may get to see some amzing breaching. Definitely worth the trip for the whales!

Visited August 2013
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