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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Beautiful cliff walk and away from the crowds

This is a lovely hike on which you can go for 1-2 miles before turning around. Stunning views of... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
mcarney15
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Seattle, Washington
Nice, Short HIke with Views

Nice hike here, not too long or strenuous, and so pretty. It could be dangerous for folks getting... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
jwredlabel
,
laconia, nh
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (48 reviews)
“golf course” (37 reviews)
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near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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"shipwreck beach"
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"golf course"
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"great hike"
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"kawailoa bay"
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"wear a hat"
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"gets hot"
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"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"gorgeous views"
in 6 reviews
"grand hyatt"
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"sea turtles"
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"south shore"
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"nice beach"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a lovely hike on which you can go for 1-2 miles before turning around. Stunning views of the water from high up so you can see currents, sea turtles, beautiful white capped waves. Also fun to look at the plant life and the...More

3  Thank mcarney15
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Nice hike here, not too long or strenuous, and so pretty. It could be dangerous for folks getting too near the edge though, so keep a close eye on youngsters.

Thank jwredlabel
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view of cliffs, ocean and Poipu. Not too strenuous but be sure to wear walking shoes. Most of path is Sandy but the is several areas of lava rock. Take water and wear a hat on sunny days. Even the older generation who can...More

3  Thank Candy H
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We love these cliffs and walk them every year new are there! The views are fantastic! The ocean is always different depending on the weather and the cliffs have neat little sandstone configurations!

Thank gardner59
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great hike with beautiful views along the whole trek. There is a beach at the start of the hike, nice for a swim before and after! Nice trail, I'd suggest a sneaker and not a sandal due to various different terrains.

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wear running shoes as it is a dirt path. Stunning views. Lots of photo opportunities. Panaramic ocean views. It is hilly and bumpy, so sandals aren't the best choice.

1  Thank Camscribe
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love the hike from Shipwreck Beach to Kawailoa Bay. We have done it many times and always go back at least once if not 3 times when we visit Kauai.

Thank James H
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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

1  Thank Rodney B
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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
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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
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PDXGirlJ
11 January 2018|
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Response from photohike | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely. It is more an area to explore than a linear path. You could go as long or short as they are up for but there are rocks to climb, and inlets with sleeping seals. Like everything with younger kids, it’s not... More
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