Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu - Address

Address: Waimanalo, HI 96795, United States

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Time Required: 02:30 Hrs

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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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  • Love this trail. It's really more a gently sloped paved path. It gets hot on the first half where the hill blocks the breeze, but after crossing over to the east side of the hill the view and atmosphere are amazing. Takes about 1.5 hours up and down. Bring water, sunscreen and a camera. Can be accomplished with flip flops, but walking shoes recommended

  • Paved trail = kid-friendly trail. We brought our 5 month baby in her light stroller and it was easy pushing her up the slopes (there are about 7 in total). Just make sure to wear sunglasses and a hat. And carry a lot of water. The hike is only 2 miles but with the sun on your back it feels much longer. It's a very scenic drive and a scenic hike. I highly recommend it.

  • 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. Sunset is blocked by the mountain if you plan to get to the top of the pages path to see it. Small parking lot available, but people don't stay that long and it isn't very popular.

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  • One of my favorite hiking trails to chill and take in the view. Easy access road is paved all the way to the top and not very steep. Great location for sunrise/sunset stroll. definitely bring a camera.

  • Amazing trail, especially if you hike it down at the whale watching point to the tide pools. It's a little high up, but take it easy and you'll eventually work your way down (follow the white, spray painted arrows). It's well worth it. Also, once you're in the pools, just stay a good distance away from the edge by the ocean...never know when a rogue wave might come and crash over.

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