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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Great walk along the coast

We walked to Shipwreck Beach from our hotel and just wanted to go up the cliff for the views. Then... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
comingtoyourcity
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Kirkland, Washington
A wonderful place

The cliffs are a wonderful place to hike and photograph. Be aware that you are walking on sand and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LesPicker
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (48 reviews)
“golf course” (37 reviews)
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near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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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)

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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!

1  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!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

At first for some reasons I was unsure about this hike, because it is flat ans seems a bit boring when I was comparing with Kalaulau trail or Nualolo... but I was in the area and had half a day to kill so I tried...More

2  Thank imperialzp
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

The lithified cliffs can be seen on the longer hike of Maha'ulepu beaches. From the sandy beginning at Shripweck beach to the end at Ha'ula beach, you will see or walk on different part of these cliffs which are destructed little by little by the...More

1  Thank gil40100
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This hike is an unmarked wander from the end of the beach along rocky cliffs above the ocean. You can climb rocks, go down to the beach and explore. We saw humpbacks, seals and sea turtles. The trail follows the coast along the beautiful Poipu...More

1  Thank photohike
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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
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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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