Kilauea Lighthouse

EASY 30 reviews

Kilauea Lighthouse is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kilauea, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

There is a $5 entry fee (or a National Park pass gets you in free). Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm.

3 hours ago

It was great to see different types of birds in their habitat.

9 days ago

Not really a hike. Just park and walk to the lighthouse. If you like history you will enjoy the lighthouse. Beautiful views

walking
21 days ago

We saw several species of sea birds and a pod of spinner dolphin walking along this trail. Bring your National Park pass or military ID to save on the entrance fee. And definitely bring a long lens...

1 month ago

Very easy walk. Don't forget to bring your National Park pass like I did.

2 months ago

The lighthouse isn't the most impressive thing to see or visit. Not worth the $5 to get in.

2 months ago

Not really a hike. You have to pay $5 to get in and gates close at 4. Pretty views, lots of birds, and we saw some dolphins.

hiking
2 months ago

Great view

4 months ago

Only open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm otherwise gate is locked!!!

8 months ago

Amazing views. It costs $5 to walk through but it's worth it. They have binoculars you can use if you'd like. There are a handful of stationary binoculars directed at certain points as well.

8 months ago

Nice easy walk with beautiful views

8 months ago

$5 dollar entry (cash only)
Lots of bird and is a beautiful place to visit

birding
Thursday, August 03, 2017

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
Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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

nature trips
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Short walk. Great views.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

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!

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7 months ago

recorded Kilauea Lighthouse Loop

hiking
8 months ago

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

recorded Kilauea Lighthouse

Thursday, January 19, 2017