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Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

Makapuu Lighthouse Hike

A $21.75 value included in the Go Oahu Card.

The Makapuu Point trail, within Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, offers outstanding views of Oahu’s southeastern coastline, including Koko Head and Koko Crater.

lighthouseFrom the trail’s destination at Makapuu Head, one is rewarded with magnificent views of the windward coast and offshore islets, as well as the historic red-roofed Makapuu Lighthouse built in 1909, which makes a stunning picture against the deep blue sea below (the spectacular Makapuu Lighthouse with its 100+ year-old lighthouse made with an historic “hyper-radiant”e.g. super-size lens). On a clear day, you may even see Molokai and Lanai.

The offshore islets are wildlife sanctuaries for Hawaiian seabirds, such as the aiwa, frigate bird, and tropicbird. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes, bring a hat and sunscreen, and drink lots of water.

makapuu-lighthouse-birds eye

Trail Length: 2.0 mi. (round trip)
Activity: Pedestrian
Difficulty: Moderate
Terrain: Hot, dry slopes
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Park Name: Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline



“Amazing Views! Great Hike!”

“We did the “Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail Hike” with Kaimana Tours using our Go Oahu Cards, and I must say we had an amazing time. We were picked up within 5 minutes of the designated meeting time. Our guy was super friendly, knowledgeable and quite patient with our large group. He offered to take photos of us, explained to us interesting facts involving history and pointed outstanding views along the way. He even offered us all cold water bottles.

The lighthouse is beautiful and the views were unforgettable. The trail in general is paved and fairly easy compared to Diamond Head and Koko Head trail. I would recommend to wear comfortable sneakers and proper clothes, bring a hat, a camera and sunscreen, also get hydrated. I would definitely recommend this hike and “Kaimana Tours” services.

Mahalo for the blessed time we had and hopefully we’ll see you guys again soon!”

By: MarcolaMahalo, from CT on 9/5/2013

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Pick up in Waikiki 7:00 am return 9:45 am
Pick up in Waikiki 9:00 am return 11:45 am

New Year’s Day
Christmas Day

Redemption Instructions
Various pick up times from Waikiki Hotels. Please call for reservations and pick up times.

Reservation Instructions
Reservations; please call 808-392-2223.

Various Waikiki Hotel pick ups, call for information.
Honolulu, HI 96825

Driving Directions
Shuttle Service included

Public Transportation
Shuttle Service included

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