Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Makapu'u Lighthouse

We finally hiked the Makapu'u Lighthouse trail I can't believe it took us so long since it's like a 10 minute drive from our house. The hike really isn't difficult and the view is absolutely incredible!

There is no charge to get in, which is probably one of the reasons we chose to do it. We were bored and it was free. I was all dressed and ready for a hike, but Chris was in slippers (flip flops) and he did fine. We also passed a girl wearing a dress.

The whole hike is paved but parts of the road have pot holes and cracks. It's basically like walking up a steep-ish hill with an incredible view.

Supposedly you can see whales from up here in the winter, and we were on the lookout, but we didn't see any.

Off the main path,there are different trails you can take. you can walk right up along the lighthouse, but it doesn't go all the way up.

We just went to the top and got a great view of the lighthouse and the beach below.

A little ways up from the main path at the top are some old military...something or the other. There's not really a path up there but it looks like other people have gone up that way and we just followed their path.

I would highly recommend this hike and heck, I'd even do it again. It's about 2 miles round trip for the regular pathway and did I mention it was free??

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