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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI

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Beautiful cliff walk and away from the crowds

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 rock formations. Beautiful beach at the end of the cliffs and golf course which you... More 

Thank mcarney15
laconia, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 walk without assistance can make the hike. Just a few areas of climbing but there... More 

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Port Hope, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
Halifax, Canada
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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
Bend, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 and the views are beautiful. This was also pretty quiet without many people during the... More 

Thank Rodney B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stunning views of crystal clear waters from the top. Be warned, there is NO BEACH access - from the top of these cliffs. Walk along 2 mile trail. We spotted a HUGE turtle from the top.

Thank M J
Waterville, Maine
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Many trails criss-cross this part of the beach trail. Formation is not the common lava base you might expect to see here. Good views. Get out for a hike.

Thank wppfeifer

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