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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Nice short walk along the cliffs

This is a good walk along the cliffs. The drive into the area is on a dirt road, but no problem... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cjd
,
Townville, South Carolina
Great place to catch the sunrise

This area is a great hike though you do have to be careful and not appropriate for young children... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LeftymartinMiles
,
Vancouver, Canada
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“shipwreck beach” (49 reviews)
“golf course” (36 reviews)
“great hike” (16 reviews)
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near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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"wear a hat"
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"short hike"
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"favorite hike"
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"a small parking lot"
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"gorgeous views"
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"sea turtles"
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"nice beach"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good walk along the cliffs. The drive into the area is on a dirt road, but no problem. There are blowholes, lots of lava and at the end a ceremonial rock circle.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is a great hike though you do have to be careful and not appropriate for young children. Beautiful views and amazing sandstone formations. If you are into sunrise photography, this is a great spot for that. Parking can be a challenge, though there...More

1  Thank LeftymartinMiles
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to take a morning or evening stroll, I would not recommend taking little kids. You can hang over the cliffs if you want or jump in. I walked there every morning for the sunrise, awesome.

2  Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

no warning sign, unmarked, unpaved, not safe for children. View was just ok compared to the Big Sur in California.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We walked to Shipwreck Beach from our hotel and just wanted to go up the cliff for the views. Then we started walking and walking and couldn't stop because the views were so pretty. If you're staying on the south part of the Island, I...More

5  Thank comingtoyourcity
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

The cliffs are a wonderful place to hike and photograph. Be aware that you are walking on sand and volcanic rock throughout, so it is not easy if you are unsteady. The views up and down the coast are awesome.

1  Thank LesPicker
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We did the hike which begins at Shipwreck Beach and continues for several miles along the coastline. The terrain can be a bit uneven due to lava rocks and exposed roots so good, comfortable shoes are a must. The hike passes ancient sacred spots of...More

4  Thank mek99
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Beautiful peaceful walk, few people as compared to North area. Would recommend comfortable shoes for all terrains as the landscape changes quickly (sand, rock, grass)

Thank Tonya T
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

For the full hike, park at Shipwreck beach and hike along the coast. You can also park CJM Country stables and see the cave first. The Makaiwahi Cave trail is marked well. It was an amazing hike with gorgeous views!

2  Thank Jessi D
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Great hike just off of Shipwreck, can be hot. The different cliff views and scenery are interesting. If willing, there are areas to hike down the cliffs to the ocean - good fun for the sure footed!

Thank gkloib
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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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