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Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, Honolulu

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Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will take you over the hills and by the sea, from a stunning beach to a volcanic point. According to legend, Makapu’u was a supernatural being, with eight bright eyes. Today, instead of a giant at the point, you'll find a lighthouse named after her, with a red roof and what's thought to be the biggest lighthouse lens in the United States, standing 3.5 m (12 ft) tall. Bring water, a hat, and binoculars--if you’re lucky, you’ll see whales in addition to seabirds. Be mindful of the prickly cacti along the way. Make Makapuu Lighthouse Trail part of your personalized Honolulu itinerary using our Honolulu trip website.
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  • This trail is paved and probably the easiest hike we did while in Hawaii; so very easy for most. Lots of kids, and pups on this hike.  more »
  • it's paved! so wheelchairs or strollers may go on this trail. it's fairly easy. beautiful views along the entire hike. you can hike to see the lighthouse from above and you can see different parts of....  more »

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