Looking for a great trail in Makapu‘u Point State Wayside, Oahu? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Makapu‘u Point State Wayside ranging from 1.2 to 2.9 miles and from 72 to 636 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
4 days ago

Very rewarding at the bottom!! A bit rocky.

Great view, go early, when it gets hot it’s brutal. Please don’t bring your poor door without water. Take your shoes off and put your foot on the asphalt if it’s burning hot to you it will be for your dog and children too!!!!

Great for everyone.

The trail is pretty boring but the beach at the bottom is great. There’s little patches of rock full of tiny colorful shells and a spot on the left deep enough to jump from and swim with some colorful fish. Be mindful of the currents but they aren’t bad unless you go out far.

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rocky
8 days ago

Great place to hang out! The climb down is rocky and steep but completely doable in tennis shoes or study sandals. Be mindful of the tides and the water- the pools closer to the ocean are empty of people for a reason! We saw a group get hit by a surge and get numerous cuts and scrapes, so be careful how far out you go.

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no shade
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rocky
scramble
8 days ago

Too many people getting hurt out here! Almost every time I go I see something bad happen. Hope you'll be open to a few pointers on how to stay safe at this amazing but potentially deadly place: 1. Never turn your back on the ocean. Of course, I mean if you're close to it. But that leads to #2. 2. Never underestimate the ocean. Common sense is if the ground is dry, you're a safe distance. But if it's a sunny day the rocks dry fast, and "freak sets" are not uncommon. That means, an unusually big set of waves can come out of nowhere every few hours. Be watchful. 3. Assume people who are doing cool shi* are ignorant, and just doing it for the Gram. Half the time it's true and you know it. How many have fallen off cliffs, been swept out to sea, been lost in the woods. Every week, there's some new tragedy on Hawaii News Now. 4. If you see waves splashing or even just pouring calmly up over the rocks into the pools, it's probably not safe. It doesn't take much of a splash, or more than a few inches flowing water to knock you off balance, and for you to crack your skull on a rock. Or to pull you off, rake you over the rocks, and leave you covered in reef rash and gashes to remind your trip to Hawaii. The rocks here are sharp and slippery, the ocean doesn't give a shi* about you, and there's nobody to save you. People have died out here. Perfect, beautiful days have turned into nightmares. If you get swept into the ocean here on a rough day, I got no advice for you. Lastly about the hike. It's totally exposed, no shade, but don't be bringing your sunscreen if you plan to swim in the tide pools. So just be ready, stay hydrated, bring some shade or something to cover up with. Damn it gets hot. If you're fortunate enough to find yourself here on a beautiful calm day, it could be incredible and I highly recommend it.

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no shade
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rocky
scramble
10 days ago

A lot of fun! Water shoes help a lot! Good traction is needed going down and up. You’ll be rock climbing. Careful! We saw someone beat up after getting to the edge. Not recommended. I got swept away (uploaded pics) but thankfully I had a rock to grab! Fun adventure and I’d do it again :)

Quick and easy walk vs hike. Over river rocks. Beach had like black specks in the sand which was really cool to see

Only regret? I wish I had brought a swimsuit to jump in the tide pools just off the trail! A really enjoyable hike despite the crowd (it was a Friday after all), don't be discouraged by the parking- the crowd turns over fast and spots open quickly.

Beautiful hike with beautiful views but completely in the sun so very hot! Not very long to do and easy access. We finished it all at Sandy Beach. Detour that is worth it.

Easy, paved path with great views from the top.

Great trail! It’s totally paved, but does require a can-do attitude if you’re going to the actual lighthouse. The path to the lighthouse is closed but you can get around the fences easily enough. For whatever reason the bug situation up there sucks, so I’d recommend bug spray.

Go super early in the morning. Otherwise it’s super hot and there is no chance of catching a breeze or shade on your way to the top. We went for a sunrise experience and it was perfect. Took my young kids and they did great. Paved the whole way so it’s pretty easy.

This hike has great views and interesting bits of information along the way. Parking isn't great if you go during peak times. It is very hot so bring lots of water! There are many lookout points that are great for pictures. Very easy!

The trail is fine. What is really enjoyable is the little beach when you get there. There's a spot to jump off the rocks that's pretty fun. The water is mostly rocky closer to shore, but further out it was good for swimming and jumping.

This trail is nicely paved. Usually crowded, but parking spots seem to open up quickly. No shade and can get pretty hot. Not my favorite hike because there are so many people, but it's an easier hike that's easy to access. The trail kind of takes you above the lighthouse. If you are wanting a side angle view of the lighthouse the best spot is driving a bit further to Makapu'u Beach.

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rocky
25 days ago

Hike around the mountainside pass Alan Davis Beach & Pele's Chair to the cave & tidepools during winter months. One of my favorite hikes on Oahu. Hike up mountain & down Makapu'u LIghthouse trail on return. **Bring swimsuit, sunscreen & water

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bugs
closed
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
26 days ago

I did this hike a couple years ago and I didn’t know it was closed then just followed my friends \(^~^)/ hands down the best view I’ve ever seen it’s extremely sketchy! My brooks were TORN apart coming down because of the rocks it’s 7 miles in but we only completed 4/5 after passing the puka it’s nothing but walking on the edge one wrong step and it’s death ...second time I tried to go I noticed all the signs and HPD was there... wish this wasn’t private property /:

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