Pele's Chair
Pele's Chair
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ramreist
Zurich, Switzerland129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It is an easy hike, mostly flat. Not many people there either so you do not have to wait that long to get to the 'chair'.
Written 19 June 2021
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TR250
17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The trail is in POOR condition from the parking at Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trailhead to the area noted to view the 'chair'. People were abandoning their strollers and just carrying children as the rock trail was strewn with fist size rocks that made them virtually unusable.You pent the entire time watching your step on 50% of the trsil so as not to break an ankle. NOTE: if you take the well maintained/paved trail to the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse you can see the chair from a distance, which frankly is enough in my mind. Parking is....well....horrible! Come early to avoid the heat and get kinda close.
Written 6 June 2021
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC5,336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Pele’s Chair is a rock that harkens back to Hawaiian lore. The hike to the rock can be done while visiting Makapu’u Point, which gives you more bang for your free parking.
Written 15 July 2019
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Blowhole808
Texas78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Looks way but can be deceiving to get to...lighthouse walk is on the same trail...so you can have a double dip walk
Written 21 April 2019
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Chris C
Esko, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Such a beautiful place and so grounding. If you're a spiritual person, you have to give your blessings to Pele!
Written 15 April 2019
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AlexLikesToGo
Newark, NJ48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
We passed by on our way to the beach, pretty cute and breezy. It's a nice walk to get there too. Not many people around.
Written 3 July 2018
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Mimi C
California46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
It's a short & easy hike to this place. The view from up high is pretty nice. I love that below it to the right there'a a perfect spot to swim and snorkel. I saw some beautiful fish here even in the shallow part.
Written 26 May 2018
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E6862FDlouise
Honolulu, HI29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Pele's chair is a rock formation on the coast that looks like a huge chair from certain angles. Most of the hike is flat and in the open (bring a hat, sunscreen, and water), but the last bit is a bit of a scramble over rocks up to Pele's Chair. Once there, you find beautiful views of the ocean and coast. You can even see the water spout out of the Halona Blow Hole.
Written 29 April 2018
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BoilerMakerBob
Greenwood, IN1,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We're intrigued by ancient Hawaiian sites and read about Pele's Chair.
Pele was the Goddess of the volcano and Hawaiian legends are rich with references to her. As you drive toward Diamond Head from the Windward shore, look to your left, you'll see Pele's Chair - a large rock formation that looks like a chair. If you reach the entrance to the golf course, you've missed it. We pulled off (probably not the safest place to do so) and shot a telephoto shot.
Written 5 February 2018
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Hawaiian555
Oahu, HI6,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Love swimming at Pele's Chair in the mornings. The water is crystal clear and it's best before the tide comes in. Bring reefwalkers and snorkels for best experience. Leave valuables in car. Place belongings on a rock high enough so when tide comes in you don't lose them. Best to jump in unless you have reefwalkers. The Hawaiian Reef fish are beautiful to see. Don't go alone here if you are not a good swimmer or familiar with Hawaiian waters.
Written 24 September 2017
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