Situated along the Kaiwi Scenic Coastline, along the southeast shore of Oahu, sits Makapuu Point. This ridge of approximately 500 feet offers incredible views of the windward side, as well as the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai on a clear day. Paved and well maintained, this two mile round trip path was originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is now home to one of the most popular hikes on Oahu. The path is gradual and has numerous resting area and overlooks with free binoculars. The lighthouse is just below the summit, which is still in use today. In the winter months, hikers are almost assured to spot Humpback Whales which come into Hawaiian Waters to mate and nurse.
More adventurous hikers can opt to take a side trail down to the tide pools which sit at the bottom of the ridge. Another interesting feature of this area is the Dragon’s Nostrils blowhole. Not as well known as the Halona blowhole, but equally impressive, this tiny cave will blow like a geyser with the right tide and swell. Take a dip in the tide pools before the challenging climb back up!
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