Makapu'u Lighthouse and Tide pools (Hiking)
This hike is Located at the very tip of southeast Oahu, the Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail is ideal for novice hikers and not much more than a brisk walk for experienced hikers with it being a 1.5 mile roundtrip hike. It has a moderate, almost welcoming slope that climbs to the east before turning north for the stretch that takes hikers to the lighthouse. On clear days, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai are visible many miles to the east. The view north from the lighthouse is alone worth the trip, a vista of windward Oahu stretching to the horizon. To the south is the dramatic Ka Iwi Coastline and the towering Koko Crater. The trail is also ideal for whale-watching when the gentle leviathans make their annual pilgrimage to these islands each winter.
How To Get There
GOOGLE DIRECTIONS :
- Sunscreen (DONT FORGET THIS YOU'LL THANK US LATER)
- SUN HAT OR VISOR
- Closed toe shoes or water shoes
- Swimwear (If you plan on going to tide pools)
- Backpack with Water & snacks
Its best to get to this hike early (for sunrise) as it becomes heavily trafficked through out the day and the sun can become very hot with little to no shade along the hike.
Disclaimer – all Oahu hikes have different challenges and hazards that can be dangerous and may inflict injury. Know your fitness and skill level before embarking in any hike. Stay on trails and obey posted signs. The information on this site is for your reading pleasure only. Please hike at your own risk.
About 2/3 of the way along the trail you will notice a bit of a cove on your right-hand side as you look down over the edge. Also look out for a whale watching sign board in this area.
Where To Park
- Free parking, parking lot right at the bottom of trail.
- It fills up very fast, so go early otherwise you will have to wait until one becomes available.
- Or park a little further by the Makapu’u lookout, and walk, it’s about .4 miles from the parking lot to the beginning of the trailhead.
We offer several different rental items to help make your experience that much better and get you from point A to point B.
Mopeds - a moped or scooter opens the door for endless fun and our premium model can be drove all around the island ask us for more info.
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Bicycle or Ebikes - Great option for exercise and fun at the same time we offer pedal assist bike and regular road bikes to fit each rider.
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Makapu'u Lighthouse trail
HONOLULU, HI 96825
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