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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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A nice beach hike

We stumbled upon this hiking trail because we were staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Get Away from Everyone

Well worth the drive to the starting point for the trail. You walk through many zones, from sandy... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Durango, Colorado
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“golf course” (36 reviews)
near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stumbled upon this hiking trail because we were staying at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa next door to the trailhead. We are so glad we found it! We hiked for about 2 miles and saw many beautiful vistas while getting great exercise....More

1  Thank kalexander922
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Well worth the drive to the starting point for the trail. You walk through many zones, from sandy beach, to bay, to rough cliffs to desert. Take plenty of water. It was probably the hottest spot of our entire three weeks on the island. Beautiful...More

Thank GloriasTravels
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a lovely hike on which you can go for 1-2 miles before turning around. Stunning views of the water from high up so you can see currents, sea turtles, beautiful white capped waves. Also fun to look at the plant life and the...More

1  Thank mcarney15
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice hike here, not too long or strenuous, and so pretty. It could be dangerous for folks getting too near the edge though, so keep a close eye on youngsters.

Thank jwredlabel
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view of cliffs, ocean and Poipu. Not too strenuous but be sure to wear walking shoes. Most of path is Sandy but the is several areas of lava rock. Take water and wear a hat on sunny days. Even the older generation who can...More

2  Thank Candy H
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We love these cliffs and walk them every year new are there! The views are fantastic! The ocean is always different depending on the weather and the cliffs have neat little sandstone configurations!

Thank gardner59
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great hike with beautiful views along the whole trek. There is a beach at the start of the hike, nice for a swim before and after! Nice trail, I'd suggest a sneaker and not a sandal due to various different terrains.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wear running shoes as it is a dirt path. Stunning views. Lots of photo opportunities. Panaramic ocean views. It is hilly and bumpy, so sandals aren't the best choice.

Thank Camscribe
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We love the hike from Shipwreck Beach to Kawailoa Bay. We have done it many times and always go back at least once if not 3 times when we visit Kauai.

Thank James H
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Walk the trail along these cliffs, but don't get too close as they are severely undercut. You can see where pieces have broken off and fallen into the ocean. The salt water has eroded the cliffs into cool formations. The trail is easy to walk...More

Thank Rodney B
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