"Life's either a daring adventure, or nothing at all."
Updated: January 14, 2016
Location: A short hike to a small mountain top in Makaha. Views from Kaena Point all the way to Waianae.
Type: Ridge hike
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 1 hour.
Distance: 0.3 miles
Elevation: 300 feet
Things to Consider
Your hiking backpack
Take Farrington Hwy towards Makaha. Turn left onto Lahilahi Street. Lahilahi Street is a loop street that goes in, and then back out to Farrington Hwy. When you enter the street, you'll see a gate next to the housing. You can park on the left side away from the housing.
This IS NOT Waikiki Beach! I have heard so many people say "Hey! A hike in Waikiki!" I guess the building looks like the buildings by Waikiki Beach, but this is the other side of the island, all the way in Makaha! The hike is a short and easy hike to a point between Makaha and Waianae. We journeyed out to Makaha late afternoon to do this hike. It takes less that an hour for the hike. The trail literally just goes straight up the mountain. There are multiple trails up, but we took the direct route straight from the road. Followed the left side and headed up the mountain. There was just one part, where there was a bit of rock climbing, but once we got up to the ridge line, it was straight to the point. Heading right on the path would lead you to Makaha Beach. I'm sure there is a route going up the mountain from the right side as well. I see a couple of people heading up the mountain from that side. There's no right or wrong direction, as long as your going up and towards the ocean.
The entrance to the trail from Lahilahi Street.
Parking is on the side across from the housing.
Head through this fence to access the trail head.
We headed through the brush straight ahead.
Heading to the right will take you to Makaha Beach.
Lookout out to the left.
Heading up the mountain.
The views are amazing right from the start!
The view of Makaha Beach on the right.
Minor inclines, but nothing too strenuous.
The building is Makaha Towers.
Almost to the top of the mountain.
On the top just heading to the marker.
Found a marker on top the mountain.
The metal pipe spot marks the end of the trail.
Our puppy Bella was enjoying the view from her third hike.
You can continue past the pole to the actual point to get a closer view of the sunset!
Take lots of selfies up here. The view is amazing!
A final look at the panoramic view before heading back down.
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