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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Breath taking

Not something you see everyday. Worth the trip. You don't have to go for a hike, you can see all... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2015
Mollye K
Reston, Virginia, United States
On Maha'lepu Trail

Beautiful and amazing. Very rugged. Do not go if you're not sure on your feet. Wear rugged... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
Mountain View, Arkansas
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (47 reviews)
“golf course” (37 reviews)
near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 26 June 2015

Not something you see everyday. Worth the trip. You don't have to go for a hike, you can see all aspects at several stops and from the top. The drive is a little tough if you get car sick. Very windy. There is a little...More

1  Thank Mollye K
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Beautiful and amazing. Very rugged. Do not go if you're not sure on your feet. Wear rugged hiking shoes if you want to get down to the good stuff.

Thank espann1965
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Nice easy hike from Shipwreck Beach. Must hike on the golf course for a bit due to eroding cliffs - do not test! This is a nice different view of landscape - there are beaches / cliffs of petrified sandstone instead of lava.

Thank jim p
Reviewed 13 June 2015

My wife and I went here and it was a blast! It was not a very hard hike at all, a bit of uphill climb then we got the view of a lifetime. We sat and watched the water hit the rocks for a good...More

1  Thank mktweeten
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Stunning views from the trail running above the cliffs. The trail is a little hard to follow but the views are something else. We didn't get to finish because of rain but it was worth it.

2  Thank Traildreamin
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Our last day on the island had off and on raining so we decided to hop in the car and find this locale. Little did we know that it was down a rut filled dirt road. Our jeep handled it okay and our teeth our...More

1  Thank mfctennis
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Strong swimmers will easily get back to shore. A 2 minute walk from the beach up the rock. As safe as could be. No lifeguard.

1  Thank harrryboiler
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Great place to stretch your legs and take in some of Kauai's nicest views all at once. This can be anything from a pretty easy hike to quite challenging if you choose to climb down to some of the rocky beaches. An excellent whale-watching site,...More

1  Thank Nana9090
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Great day hike that we stumbled upon -- starts at Shipwreck Beach and leads you to remote and lovely beaches, bays, and other sights

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 April 2015

I checked out Makawehi Lithified Cliffs to have a go at the many fish you can easily spot with polaroid glasses from the cliff tops. Some adventurous souls have even drilled holes at the top of the cliffs right in the black basalt to hold...More

1  Thank David K
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