Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Address: Waimanalo, HI 96795, United States

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About Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

A pair of sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes and you are ready to explore the views that surround the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. The trail takes you to a height of around 700 feet to reach the 100-year old lighthouse that sits overlooking a cliff. If you are lucky, you can even sight a few Humpback whales in the Molokai Channel.

Start your day early by having a hearty breakfast at Kokomarina Center and don’t forget to carry your camera to capture the beauty all around.

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • The Hike is pretty easy but the pathways don’t have enough shade. Do carry your sunscreen with you.

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How To reach Makapuu Lighthouse Trail by Public Transport

  • By Bus: At Sea Life Park
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab
  • By renting a Car/Bike 

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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu Reviews

  • This is a paved, easy "hike" that I saw people taking strollers on. Not good if you're looking for adventure and could be skipped if you're short on time, but great if you want a relaxing stroll up along the coast with ocean views. I guess for some it may be a little bit if a workout because it is uphill. I saw lots of people all ages enjoying it, though. We came here after a morning of snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, as it is just a short drive up the coast from there.

  • This is a paved trail! As easy as it gets. Can be done with flip flops. Alternate side trails available for those who are adventurous, but those would need shoes. Possible to see whales at one of the lookouts even though I didn't see any. Sunset is blocked by the mountain if you plan to get to the top of the pages path to see it, so don't come just for the sunset. Small parking lot available, which is not an issue because people don't stay that long and this trail isn't extremely popular.

  • Paved road trail with lots of lookout look for whales. We saw a ton on MLK day. The parking can get really difficult with a lot of people parking along side the highway. We didn't want to do that because the only spaces were really far away and there is really no space to walk alongside the road and we had young kids so we parked at a lookout but had to wait for awhile before someone left. The walk from there wasn't too bad but at the end of the hike we were wishing we had find parking in the lot. The hike itself is most challenging in the beginning and not too long. Great for families to do together.

  • This hike was pretty amazing in more than one way. It had great views all throughout the hike on a PAVED TRAIL!!!!! Yes it was a paved trail. I was not expecting that and though the incline is steep coming and going the paved trail made it that much easier. It was a great way to get your heart rate up with beauty all around!

  • Gradual and steep paved hiking trail. Leads to a crest overlooking the ocean. Make sure to bring plenty of water on sunny days. Absolutely no shade. Nice scenic lookouts along the trail. Handicap accessible.

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