Hawaii Mom Blog: Makapu`u Point Lighthouse Trail




February 10, 2016

Makapu`u Point Lighthouse Trail

After reading about Nadia's experience on the Makapu`u Point Lighthouse Trail, I knew it was someplace I wanted to take my own kids.

After stopping at Wawamalu Beach Park for a restroom break (just in case, since there are no restrooms at the trail), we saw a long line of cars already parked along the side of Kalaniana`ole Highway - and it was only 7am!

My husband decided to drop us off closer to the trail start, and as soon as my kids and I got out of the car, he lucked out and saw someone pulling out of a stall.

Just as Nadia mentioned in her post, the Makapu`u Point Lighthouse Trail is a great hike for families.

As we made our ascent, we spotted numerous whales out in the distance, and the views were just gorgeous.

At the summit, we took some photos of Rabbit Island (aka Manana Island), and then my husband and two older kids decided to go on an unpaved trail up the mountain to the pillboxes (my 4-year old did not want to go, and fortunately he didn't, since my husband said he would have had a difficult time if he did decide to go).

Hiking up to the pillboxes Can you see my kids in their green shirts?

The hike (including the hike up to the pillboxes) took us about a total of two hours, including numerous stops to take photos and watch the whales.

Overall the trail was nice and easy - definitely great for kids.  And we saw lots of them, including babies in strollers and carriers, as well as well as some pets.

Makapu`u Point Lighthouse Trail
Waimanalo, HI 96795

1 comment:

  1. I love Makapu'u, it's a great little trek for everyone and one of my favorite places to do some whale watching. I haven't been since they repaved the path, but it's one of the things I plan on doing when I get back!


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