Tue, Nov 12
Honolulu HI
Partly cloudy
73°F
Wed
Mostly sunny
87°F
Thu
Mostly sunny
87°F
Fri
Intermittent clouds
87°F
 

Makapu‘u Point/Lighthouse

Landmarks
  • Red, white and blue, blue, blue

The sunny, windy easternmost point on Oahu is a favorite lookout onto the windward coastline, from Waimanalo all the way beyond Kaneohe. A paved hike, moderate in difficulty, leads to several overlook points where neighbor islands Lanai and Molokai can be seen on clear days, as can humpback whales in season. The beautiful red-topped lighthouse itself, built in 1909, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Highlights

  • The trail is exposed and sunny: bring plenty of water, hat and sunscreen.
  • There are great stops along the trail for picnicking. Pack a lunch.
  • Linger during whale season (October through April) for a potential sighting.