Makapu'u Tide Pools

EASY 13 reviews

Makapu'u Tide Pools is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wildlife

hiking
2 hours ago

It’s only easy up to the whale watch lookout where you start your scramble down to the tide pools. The scramble isn’t easy, the rocks are all loose and it’s quite steep. Wear tennis shoes, hat and sunscreen. Bring water and water shoes would be helpful so you don’t hurt your feet climbing in and out of the tide pools. Check the surf report before going and watch the waves. The blowholes at the tide pools were cool too. Their are still faint arrows pointing the route back up the side.

12 days ago

This is only an easy hike up the paved path. Beyond that, it’s a steep climb down/up from the tidepools with slippery/loose rock along the way.

hiking
13 days ago

This hike is short but tough. I wore flip flops which was a big mistake. Once at the bottom the pools are amazing and the blowholes are really cool. Getting down is much more difficult than getting back up. I'm surprised this is rated as easy. It's short but very steep in spots.

hiking
19 days ago

I found the trip down the cliff face pretty harrowing! Coming back up was a bit easier but am still a little sore 2 days later. Cool and rewarding walk/climb if you feel up for it or if you’re not a wimp like me.

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked down from the Makapuu trail. Amazing views

walking
25 days ago

Beautiful tide pools. Easy to get too.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Thursday, January 11, 2018

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017