Makapu'u Cliffs

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Sandy Beach

8435 Kalanianaole Highway · Honolulu, HI

How to find us

Far eastern side of Sandy Beach / 2nd entrance / closest to Kealahou St. Park in dirt lot.

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This extended Makapu'u trail begins at the very base of Oahu's easternmost ridge at the Kapaliokamoa Breakwater and climbs to a rock formation above Kaupō Cove (Makai Pier). Visible points of interests include Makapu'u Beach, Sea Life Park, Kāohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary, Mānana (Rabbit) Island, Kaupō Cove, and northerly views of Waimānalo.

Type: Out and back trail
Total Time: 2.75 hrs
Total Distance: 3 miles
Distance Flat: .3
Distance Uphill: 1.3
Distance Downhill: 1.4
Min Altitude: 58 ft
Max Altutude: 879 ft

Sunrise Beach Lot is the 2nd entrance into Sandy Beach (coming from town). We will carpool from there .75 miles to the trailhead.

Difficulty: Moderate

Recommendations: 2L or 2 bottles of water, hat, gloves, pole, hiking shoes, windbreaker.

Dangers: Rocky trail exposed to the sun, trip hazards, brief dangerous drop offs, potentially high winds, some slippery conditions.

Disclaimer:If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here (