Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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  • Address: Waimanalo, HI 96795, United States, Honolulu
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Light House, Trail
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

  • 28.54% of people who visit Honolulu include Makapuu Lighthouse Trail in their plan

  • 75.31% of people start their Makapuu Lighthouse Trail visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

94.14% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

People normally club together Koko Crater Trail and U. S. Army Museum Of Hawaii while planning their visit to Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

People also prefer to end their day with Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu Reviews

  • Simple hiking from parking area to top of the Vista point. View is breathtaking. While walking you will see couple of craters near by. You can easily spot whales from could of spots. It windy most of the time. The out look from top offers lush blue sea and white sandy beaches, green mountains, couple of island near by, perfect for a magistic pic. Though there is parking available, there is no public restrooms. Though restrooms are available in nearby beach. In short clear water, white sandy beaches , mountain, sea wind, whales all at same place.

  • About 1 mile walk to the summit. We hiked with our 6 yr old and 19 month old in stroller. Completely accessible by stroller. No water or rest rooms on the trail. So might need to carry. Did not see any wild life on trail. We were lucky to spot 2 whales in the ocean. They usually migrate in February to North pole. The views from the summit are stunning.

  • This is one of the easiest hiking trails in Oahu and I always recommend this first to folks who come to visit. Why? Because it's a trail that the whole family can enjoy, even your baby in the stroller! Very safe, lots of parking, and it's free! Nice scenic points, information, and whale watching (if you're lucky) on the way up. As with most hikes, no restrooms and go early to beat the heat.

  • It's a fairly easy hike on a wide, stroller friendly paved trail from top to bottom. The point offers a 270 degree view of the ocean. Whales are frequent visitors in this area. It can be very windy, so be sure your hats and lighter items are secure. If you're able to venture off the paved trail you can hike just a bit farther at the top and view (but not go into) the remains of the pillboxes that dot this point. Approximately 2 miles round-trip.

  • It was a beautiful, sunny day. Well-paved road ("trail") is fairly steep at points, however wheelchair and stroller friendly. Great views from the top, which sits high above the lighthouse. We were able to see humpback whale activity in the water below.

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