Makapu'u Head and Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Overview

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Makapu'u Head and Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Overview is a 4.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.7 km Elevation Gain: 192 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

partially paved

views

wild flowers

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rocky

This is an easy stroll to a beautiful vista with whale watching along the way. Keep an eye out for humpbacks breaching. There are also tide pools nearby. The trail can get buggy as the day goes on.

hiking
2 months ago

Is sad the light house is closed

Beautiful views. Easy enough but was also a good little booty workout. I saw humpback whales breaching at almost every viewpoint.

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rocky
3 months ago

Good not great, scale the face from the lookout off the higway, way more challenging than the walk in the park on the side. Also get some rock climbing in if you’d like.

hiking
4 months ago

Great place to watch the whales in their season. Also don’t miss out on the tide pools. The climb down and back up isn’t bad at all.

Bugs! Easy stroll to a beautiful vista with whale watching along the way but we went in the afternoon and the bugs made it hard to take in the scenery. Watching the humpbacks breach was a pretty unique experience. Probably try this again earlier in the day next time to get a better aww factor.

hiking
7 months ago

Make sure to also go up the pillboxes to the left of the lighthouse lookout, very cool. Also, we didn’t know about the tide pools but you should check those out while you’re there.

hiking
no shade
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Completed this trail several times, the main paved portion to the lookout point and the traverse to the bunker which does have some great views. Second trip occurred when the lighthouse was under renovation/painting. Now it's all complete but really off-limits.

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