Kaiwi Shoreline Trail
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Eddy
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Bus#23 towards Sea Life Park(bus will pass by Kaiwi Shoreline parking lot but won’t stop there), walk back 20-30 mins from Sea Life Park bus stop towards Kaiwi Shoreline Trail.
Written 29 November 2023
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Victor B
Tucson, AZ4,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This is a Must Do hike on Oahu. Parking can be a bit tight, but it’s free and you will find a spot even it’s a bit far from the trailhead. This is a paved walking path for a little over a mile up to an great lookout point and there is a lighthouse near the top as well (the hike does not really get you that close to it though).
The breeze is so nice as you ascend and the sea views are spectacular. Coming down seems way easier and faster than coming down. Just do this one!
VictorB
Written 30 April 2023
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World9,915 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
...two trails here that are getting mixed up in the reviews. Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail and Kaiwi Shoreline Trail, and I was on both yesterday. They use the same parking, and the big sign off the main road says Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline. Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail is the more traveled, paved one going up to the lighthouse with stunning views - yes you can do it in flip-flops. I wouldn't (again) on Kaiwi Shoreline Trail which is pretty rocky at times; I almost slipped and busted something. Whatever - I veered off the trail when I came to a divide and found a great little beach that was fairly secluded especially being a Saturday: not too many people and only one dog swimming. I think it's called Alan Davis Beach, and here is where you get closest to Pele's Chair - a kinda iconic rock formation. Hey I went a little further this way and found some rocky tidal pools with crystal clear water. This is where I took a dip and washed the funk off from the climb up to Makapu'u Lookout. The water was so relaxing that I kinda felt buzzed from it all, so I didn't finish the rest of the Kaiwi Trail and went back to my car. Coming here was a nice way to spend an afternoon and got some good exercise and maybe even water therapy no less.
Written 12 May 2019
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Fearless Rabbit
Killeen, TX492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Generally it is a better trail than Makapuu Trail. It is free and it's about a 2.5 miles round walk. If you are lucky enough, like us, you'll have a beautiful day. I recommend to start early cause it can get crowded later in the day and bring water for there lots of sun and hardly any shade. Anyone who been there knows it's a very nice trail, and I'm sure most people will enjoy Ka'iwi and will appreciat its quietness. The trail starts right next at the end of the parking lot just before the Makapuu Lighthouse hike take unpaved road to the right hand side. 😎
Written 6 November 2018
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tra_lbug
Denver, CO195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Nice paved trail with great views of the mountains and sea. Doable in flip flops but I’d recommend athletic shoes. It’s fairly steep but I’d still say it was an easy hike.
Written 2 November 2018
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H8408MUchristianl
Bowmanvil23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
This trail was so great for our whole family. It was paved from bottom to the top and nice and wide The kids felt like they were just walking up a large hill the whole time. We have a 6,8,11 and 12year old with us and they all managed just fine on this trail . They probably found this trail one the easiest between Diamond Head, and the Pill box on the North shore trails. We stopped at this beautiful lookout about 1/2 way up to watch some whales jumping. Pretty much from almost all the lookouts we would just watch and look for the blow holes. We were there mid February which I am thinking is whale 🐳 season. The views at the top were breathtaking. Loved this trail 🤙
Written 5 March 2018
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josmanmay
California435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
There are so many hiking trails in Oahu and the views on this trail is spectacular and amazing. This is good family and it only take an hour & half at the most to hike it. I recommend to start early cause it can get crowded later on of the day and bring water for there lots of uphill.
Written 24 June 2017
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Amanda G
Huntersville, NC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
We did this hike with a double stroller and three kids. It was a bit tough due to the steep grades and no shade but the views were breathtaking! Definitely worth the hike!
Written 30 May 2017
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nonn
Sydney, Australia491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
We took this walk and it is easily sealed. It is steep but not that bad not like the diamond head walk. The view is amazing . It is free it is about a six kilometre return walk
Written 17 May 2016
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Shelleyash
San Diego, CA1,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
We loved this short hike to the beach where we could enjoy a small secluded beach or walk around to the sides and watch waves pound into the rocks, creating large splashes. Because of this unique location the waves don't roll straight in onto the beach, they pass by you to the right.

There is another trail (makapuu lighthouse) leading up to the lighthouse, be sure you get on the trail to the right leading to the beach. You will find many websites with info to the makapuu lighthouse trail and they can help you get to the trail head for the shoreline beach walk. They are right next to each other at the end of the parking lot.
Written 11 November 2015
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