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 Secrets of Hawaii : Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
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  The first part of the trail is easy to walk and the whole trail is paved. the area is semiarid with little vegetation and almost no tree cover. So bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen. As you walk up the fist part of the trail you will be able to see Koko Head Crater on the left and Sandy Beach. When you reach the first bend on the trail, lookout towards the southeast and on a good day you should be able to see some of the neighboring islands of Oahu. By now the gentle trade winds should be a welcome relief from the first part of the trail. Continue up the trail and you will find two lookout platforms. From here you will have a beautiful view of Rabbit Island, Makapu'u Point Lighthouse and Makapu'u Beach Park. The views are worth the walk. Time to the top of trail is around one hour at a leisurely pace.
Need to Know:

   The trail is 2 miles long and is a moderate climb with paved surfaces. Bring water, a hat and good walking shoes. Sunscreen is highly recommend .
Rabbit Island
Rabbit Island from Makapu'u Point .
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Neighbors of Oahu
Neighbor Islands of Oahu
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       The parking area at the foot of the trail is know as a high theft area. So please do not leave any valuables in your car.

Difficulty Scale: 2- Moderate.