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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Cool Cliffs!

Walk the trail along these cliffs, but don't get too close as they are severely undercut. You can... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Rodney B
Access via Makawehi Trail

Stunning views of crystal clear waters from the top. Be warned, there is NO BEACH access - from... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“golf course” (36 reviews)
near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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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

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
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A very gentile hike along the south shore offers spectacular views and great breezes to keep you cool.

Thank freeny
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is an easy walk from the Grand Hyatt and definitely worth the time. Take water as it gets hot early. Lovely breezes (gusts actually) to keep one cool. The trail leads to one magnificent overlook after another with few crowds.

1  Thank Review_Fanatic
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a great hike, especially if you're staying at the Grand Hyatt. Absolutely gorgeous views. Highly recommend checking it out!

Thank person386
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just a walk from Shipwreck beach you come to views of the multi-colored cliffs. The footing is sandy and the wind is constant, but the views are fantastic.

Thank LoveToTravelBoston
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Makawehi LIthified Cliffs is a great place to hike. It gets pretty hot even in the morning but the path above the shore is worth the heat.

Thank Ohgorges
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