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Makapuu Tide Pools

Hawaii > Oahu > Waikiki
Summary
Length2.5 mi
Elev. Gain500 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating9 / 10
TypeBeach
The Makapuu Tide Pools was once a tightly guarded secret for local hikers. Located in Oahu, Makapuu Tide Pool hike is just one of the many breathtaking hiking trails in the island. The Oahu trails will appeal hugely to adventure seekers due to its uncertain surprises and elevations.

If you are looking for a safe path to reach the pool, the shoreline path is the best option, though the path is long and boring, without anything to see except dry and barren fields. The trail begins from Makapuu Point State Wayside Park, from where you have to walk down the Makapuu Point Lighthouse Road.

Roughly one mile up the starting portion, you will find a whale-watching lookout center. Just right of this lookout place, you will get the path to the pools. If you miss the path, just look out for a large enough blowhole - if you find that the water has reached almost up to 30 feet, you will know that you have reached the right place. Just keep descending cautiously through the rocky path till you reach the pools, where you can take a short bath. Avoid approaching the blowholes along the trail, as they can be dangerous.
Users
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Best time to go
8 to 10 am

Cost
None

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Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 18.312' N
157° 39.304' W

Driving Directions:
Take East on the Kakaninaole Highway and keep driving straight, you will pass Koko Marina, Hanauma Bay and the Sea Life Park on your way. Next, take a right turn after you reach a break in the guardrail, where you can park your car. You can now reach the trail, which will fall to your right.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Occasional showers. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 70 to 79. Northeast winds around 15 mph shifting to the southeast in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 63.0° F
Relative Humidity: 97%
Pressure: 29.87"
Dew Point: 62.0° F

Winds from the SSW at 3.0 mph gusting to 4.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.06"
Today: 0.75"

Sunrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 6:55 PM
Weather reported from Kailua Beach, Kailua, HI (KHIKAILU58)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Lows 60 to 67. Southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts to 25 mph shifting to the southwest after midnight, then shifting to the southeast early in the morning. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 73 to 81. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 64 to 71. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph until early morning becoming light. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 75 to 83. East winds around 10 mph until mid morning becoming light, then becoming southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:57 AM
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