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Updated: December 26, 2015
Location: Makua Cave is at the end of Makaha almost at Kaena Point. It is a short hike with a lower and upper cave. Parking is located across the street from the cave.
Type: Ridge hike
Hike Difficulty: Beginner
Total Time: 1 hour.
Things to Consider
Your hiking backpack
Take Farrington Hwy towards Waianae and follow the road all the way to Makaha. Before you reach Yokohama beach, you will see a huge cave on the right and a parking spot on the left. There will be a big rock that says Kaneana Cave. You can visit the lower cave and explore inside. The trail to the upper cave is more down the road and you will see some no trespassing signs where the trail starts.
This is where you park. You will see this rock of Kaneana also known as Makua Cave.
This hike is a short and easy hike with spectacular views of the West side. You can see the upper cave from the street so you know how far your are hiking. There are multiple trails now through the brush to reach the top and also ropes to help you on your way up the steep sections. Ever since social media has been posting pictures of the cave, there has been more and more foot traffic, and thus no trespassing signs have been put up by the state. You can see the trail clearing from the road and just follow the path up to the top. There are some rope sections as you get further up, and then the trail loops around the mountain until you reach the cave at the top. It's an easy 30 minutes to the upper cave.
Parking lot on the right. Heading to the lower cave first.
The lower Makua Cave. You can explore inside and check out the cave.
The cave is huge and intimidating but enter if you dare!
Heading up from the no trespassing signs. Slowly increasing elevation.
You soon reach some minor rope sections.
It does get a little steep so be careful because some rocks are loose.
The trail loops around and follows the curve of the mountain after the rope sections.
Steep drops on the right side, but amazing views!
And we made it! There is a smaller cave before this one with a tree blocking the view.
The view all the way to Kaena Point!
You can walk out and sit on the edge for a more close up view!
Looking back at the amazing cave before heading down!
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