The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

The Best Guide for Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail




Interest and Appeal






The Good

  • Wide, paved paths
  • Many things to do here off the normal path
  • Bike-friendly, dog-friendly, slipper-friendly!

The Bad

  • Boring
  • Limited parking, but lots of people


Hiking Information

Also Known As:

Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline

Distance: 2 miles (3219 meters)

Elevation Gain: 500 feet (152 meters)

Region: Windward

Route Type: In-And-Out

Terrain: Paved Path

Hours: 7:00 am - 6:45 pm

Completion Time: 45 minutes - 3 hours (depending on what you do)

Difficulty: 1 / 5

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail is a great hike for families, dog owners, casual hikers, large groups, bikers, or just people wanting to jog an incline. The path is incredibly friendly. As a hike however, it is fairly boring, with little challenge. There are plenty of side adventures though, including a beach you can walk to, hiking beyond the path to the pillboxes, and hiking down to the tidepools.


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