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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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a nice view of the ocean, a short little hike or a longer one, depending on how long you want to go

Po’ipu to the end of the road between the Hyatt and the golf course where the Makewehi Lithified... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
Kip F
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Sacramento, California
Wonderful Hike

We were staying a the Hyatt and walked right out the back and onto the trail. Gentle hike that... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
AndrewCSH
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Cold Spring Harbor
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near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Po’ipu to the end of the road between the Hyatt and the golf course where the Makewehi Lithified Cliff trail starts. Walking along the cliff overlooking the water was a great way to spend time, tho due to its exposure, it can be hot. The...More

Thank Kip F
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

We were staying a the Hyatt and walked right out the back and onto the trail. Gentle hike that ends at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, which I reviewed. The views of the beach are awesome. There are some sections where signs indicated there is a...More

1  Thank AndrewCSH
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This cliffside trail is wonderful. One of our favorites. You can enjoy watching waves crashing on the cliffs below, find new coves at every turn, and even sea turtles bobbing on the water. Take water with you as you will be tempted to keep going...More

Thank CalgaryCarol
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful views. Part of the Maha'ulepu heritage trail. We saw sea turtles in the ocean. See if you can find the pamphlet that talks about the heritage and plants. We found ours in the airport.

Thank Brett B
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I took the family on this hike. It was pretty along the coast but the point to point aspect of the hike made it either too long of a hike or you needed to walk back the way you came. I had to walk back...More

1  Thank lorenwebb
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Great hike along the cliffs. Mornings are best, before it gets hot. Nice views and interesting features.

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

You can park in the public lot just east of the Grand Hyatt. There is a beach and bathroom. We hiked the cliffs on two different days. If you walk to the east of the Hyatt, you walk up a very steep incline and walk...More

2  Thank Sternula
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

you can hike to these caves from shipwreck beach, or drive on the dirt road. the hike is relatively easy, and takes about an hour. Plenty of great ocean views. Go when the docents are there, they will give you a personal tour with lots...More

1  Thank Bill K
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

just past Shipwreck Beach, this hike is like no other. The surf has transformed these cliffs into swiss cheese looking rock. The hike is not too long. My wife and I did it to break up time on the beach. One to do and not...More

Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 17 July 2015

Hiked past the golf course along the spectacular cliffs. Kept edging towards the end to catch the fantastic views. Saw a few sea turtles below in the surf. Made it all the way past Shipwreck beach to the Makawehi Cave trail where there is even...More

1  Thank TWonderlust
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BluesharkGatineau
24 April 2018|
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Response from mek99 | Reviewed this property |
The trail head begins at Shipwreck Beach. You can go into the caves but that is a special tour which I believe has a fee associated with it.
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PDXGirlJ
12 January 2018|
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Response from photohike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. It is more an area to explore than a linear path. You could go as long or short as they are up for but there are rocks to climb, and inlets with sleeping seals. Like everything with younger kids, it’s not... More
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