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“BEAUTIFUL VIEW, what a walk!”

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Further along Kalanianaole Highway is the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking trail. This easy route with its moderate incline to the 647-ft. summit is a popular spot during whale season between December and April. This is a definite photo opportunity even when humpbacks aren’t spouting offshore. If you’re really ambitious, tackle a pre-sunrise hike to the top so you can grab a glorious photo of the sunrise.
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL VIEW, what a walk!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

It was worth the walk! You climb at times, but nothing too difficult, it's gradual, but you still climb about an hour. There was an 85 year old lady walking up there with her teenage grand children!!! Take some water, comfortable shoes, and your camera. FREE!

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Paved Trail in the Sun”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Nice trail. It is completed paved but there is no shade, it gets pretty hot but there is a nice breeze along the ocean. Bring water. Lovely 360 degree views at the top and along the trail.

Visited August 2014
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice hike with a great view”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This was a nice hike on a mostly blacktop trail with great views at the top. There are some informational placards about the history df the lighthouse and observation areas. It's good exercise and some folks had to take breaks along the way due to the incline. Suggest taking some water for the climb.

Visited February 2014
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Romulus, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Easy, paved hike, great view”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

This was a paved trail, but was kinda steep. The view from the top was beautiful, the ocean on one side and mountains on the other. The parking is free, but wasn't really marked. Watch for the cars lined up the mountain a little, park there.

Visited August 2014
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Honolulu, HI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Easy trail for all”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It is an easy trail that hikers of all abilities can easily do, with a very nice summit view as well. Most of the trail is easily marked path, and there is a parking lot to park your car, although I have to say it can get crowded at times.

Visited December 2013
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