on Kilauea Lighthouse

birding
1 month ago

Wow so many birds Red-footed boobies, Red and White tailed tropic birds, frigate birds and Wedge talied Shearwaters! Binoculars are in the visitor center to rent for free!!! The hike is paved too and not long!!!

walking
1 month ago

Absolutely spectacular views and exceptional staff made this tourist stop a treat.

Agreed with previous posts, it's a muddy dirt road that most trucks can take, but, views are good. Going about high tide, you can scramble across the rocks to the west all the way around the point. There are cool tide pools, salvage and such. Just be careful of the weather and wear good non slip shoes.

nature trips
2 months ago

Very easy, very beautiful views. You see lots of iwa (frigate) birds.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Short walk. Great views.

8 months ago

Beautiful views, lots of birds and great tour of the light house.

Short an easy, watch out for high waves. When standing on the rock I wouldn't suggest standing within a foot of anything wet (I know you're not an idiot). I was surprised a couple times by large waves that got to close for comfort when standing on the boulders.

hiking
10 months ago

This is not so much a trail as a dirt access road to the shoreline. We parked on the side of the dirt road where there were gateways for some of the houses. The walk to the shore itself is pretty uneventful and flat- you can admire some vegetation and look through the trees at the shoreline and some of the properties nearby. I would recommend either avoiding this road or using an ATV or truck with 4WD if it has recently rained. We got lucky and the road was dry and walkable. Even so there were many potholes filled with mud along the way. The view was amazing once we reached the shore. We spent a lot of time watching the powerful surf crash into the shoreline. If you plan on doing so, scout out the rocks to make sure that they won't get splashed by the waves. The first outcropping of black rocks, especially, got pounded by waves the entire time we were there. We didn't make it out to the tide pools because the surf was too unsafe, but on a calmer day, I can imagine they might be quite pleasant. All in all, on a dry day, this is a very easy walk that rewards you with a nice view of the coastline at the end.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Great views, the $5 entry per person seems a bit steep.

hiking
Friday, September 09, 2016

Nice easy hike with a huge payoff at the end. The view if the coast is simply incredible!

birding
Monday, August 29, 2016

amazing view all the way up. paved path leads to the lighthouse, signs run along the path identifying birds. at the top you can check out binoculars to view for whales dolphins birds turtles and seals. loved it. very kid friendly.

hiking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Absolutely beautiful. May be a bit crowded because between the views and the show put on by the variety of sea birds at this refuge, it's an absolutely don't miss stop on Kauai. From Līhu‘e, drive north on Kūhiō Highway for approximately 23 miles to Kīlauea, turn right on Kolo Road, then left on Kīlauea Road and drive 2 miles to the refuge entrance. All visitors are required to drive down into the refuge parking area. Parking is limited. The walkway is paved. The Refuge is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and is closed on Sunday and Monday and federal holidays. Admission is $5.00 per person - National Parks passes and all federal land passes are honored here. Allow at least 30 minutes to enjoy your time. Northern most point of main Hawaiian Islands. Self-guided tours only, can’t go to top of the lighthouse, but views from the bluff are worth your time. Don't miss it!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Very beautiful but directions to Kalili quarry road are incorrect. Take koho rd to Kilauea rd to Kalili quarry road and drive till you tech deep ruts in rd. Walk is easy and spectacular

hiking
Saturday, June 20, 2015