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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Hike for even the young at heart

Beautiful view of cliffs, ocean and Poipu. Not too strenuous but be sure to wear walking shoes... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Candy H
via mobile
Nice hike

We love these cliffs and walk them every year new are there! The views are fantastic! The ocean is... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Port Hope, Michigan
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (47 reviews)
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near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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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...More

3  Thank Candy H
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
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.

1  Thank Andrea M
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.

1  Thank Camscribe
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
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...More

1  Thank Rodney B
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
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
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Far from rush and development, great natural wild place. Perfect if you look for calm, quite and beautifull natural place. Cool sunset watching place.

Thank Jan P. Š
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A walk along these bluffs is a highlight of any trip to Kauai. The views are wonderful and the walk is not strenuous.

Thank Yago1
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