Makapuu Point Lighthouse

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Makapuu Point Lighthouse
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Makapuu Point Lighthouse


On our last day on Oahu we decided to try to hit up the Makapuu Point Lighthouse trail and Diamond Head. My wife felt that might be too aggressive of a plan so we just decided to visit the Makapuu Point Lighthouse.

When we arrived around mid day parking was at a premium.  We did manage to find a spot and quickly got our son in his stroller.  The pathway is paved nicely but is somewhat steep in areas but not too hard overall.  Slightly harder with a stroller and 85 degrees weather.


Not far in we were treated to some nice ocean views.  There are numerous stopping points in which you can rest and check out the scenery.

Scenic valley and ocean views

The normal tourist viewpoint at the top of the path was closed for construction. However just below that was another viewpoint area.  After 45 minutes of walking or so we go our first peek at the actual lighthouse.

Makapuu Point Lighthouse

Just a minute or two or past the lighthouse is a very nice view point!

Amazing views

Amazing views

We took a few photos of the view and the family and just hung out for a few minutes to take in Earth’s beauty before starting our walk back down.

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The paved trail

My wife had stroller duties on the way down. Luckily there were some nice breezes hitting us to cool us down.

Small pools at the bottom

Overall I found this simple hike to make an enjoyable afternoon.  A bit of light exercise with amazing Hawaiian views and something the entire family can enjoy! I recommend visitors to O’ahu to check it out!



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