Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail

A family-friendly hike with terrific views

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Easy to access, paved, pet/bike friendly, and with parking spots available, you’ll be rewarded with sweeping ocean views on the way up, and a historic view of the Makapu’u lighthouse at the top.

The Makapu’u lighthouse has a rich history of its own. Built in 1909, it has the largest lighthouse lens in the world which can be seen from 19 nautical miles away.

On a clear day, you can even see the smaller island of Molokai in the distance, and it is a perfect place to spot migrating whales during the winter whale watching season (between December and May). The hike is about 2 miles around trip, with several places to rest and take in the views on the way. About 15 miles from Waikiki up the scenic Kalanianaole Highway on the east side of the island.

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