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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI

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The walk along the upper cliffs is enjoyable but be certain to take water and wear shoes with strong ankle support. Come at low tide for the best views

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 March 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

The walk along the upper cliffs is enjoyable but be certain to take water and wear shoes with strong ankle support. Come at low tide for the best views

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

This became our morning workout as we were typically awake before the sunrise. Starting at Shipwreck Beach, you can walk, hike or run along the coastline via scores of intersecting trails. The most dramatic views are right along the coastline with jagged rocks, crashing waves and breaching whales (in season). Take water and a camera. The trails can get warm... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Be sure to have good hiking shoes or solid walking shoes if you work all the trails around this cliff. There are parking lots an a number of spots starting by the Hyatt and off several dirt roads towards the cliffs. The waves hit the cliffs and shoot up, there are caves with "wind tunnels" along the trail so when... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

This hike is a must do. The views are incredible. The hike is not very strenuous. Follow it all the way to the end at Shipwreck Beach where there is a gorgeous beach and surf to cool off

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Alvin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Hiked to Maha'ulepu beach, saw the cliffs, the caves, and the beach. Another beautiful place on the island of Kaua'i. If you have a chance spend a few hours here exploring. Dave & theresa Blanks

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

This is a nice walk from the end of Shipwreck Beach. The lithified cliffs are worth seeing but there is no set pathway so sometimes you have to double back. If you continue and walk along the edge of Poipu Golf course you get a great view of the cliffs. At the end of the golf course is a great... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

First section takes you along nice seaside cliffs, along golf course and beaches but for those who go further, you are rewarded with even more amazing cliffs beaches and shoreline sights - it was spectacular and was not a technical hike either -anyone can do it

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Port Hope, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

We have hiked this area several times, the views change depending on time of day, weather, surf. We have seen whales along this trail and several fisherman along the rocks. We start at Shipwreck and take to the cliff before Mahalepu.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

This place can be hard to find. One direction the road requires a SUV or high clearance vehicle the other way a passenger car works (via rodeo grounds) and a short 1/2 mile hike. The trail is very well marked. Access to the sink hole has limited times and days so check before you go. The docet who guided us... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

Climb up the path from the beach and hike along the cliffs to watch the sunrise. Very quiet and few people.

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