Makapu'u Tide Pools

EASY 12 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

10 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
11 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
18 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
21 days ago

Hiked down from the Makapuu trail. Amazing views

walking
23 days ago

Beautiful tide pools. Easy to get too.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Thursday, January 11, 2018

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017