Makapu'u Point State Wayside

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: No
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

The Makapu'u Point State Wayside is a forty acre area of natural beauty on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. The park is made up of the Makapu’u Head and the Makapu’u Lighthouse. It is one of the few places in Hawaii’s state parks where dogs are permitted entrance. Your pup will absolutely love getting some outdoor exercise in this gorgeous setting.

When visiting the park, a hike on the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail is a must. From the trailhead, follow the trail up the west side of the ridge. Your furry pal will get a puptastic leg workout. The trail then turns north and ends up at Makapu’u Head.  Once you get to the lookout, you and your doggo can gaze out over the Pacific Ocean and spot the offshore islets. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the lighthouse.

Even though you may be tempted, don’t let your pup off the leash. Protected wildlife lives in the area and some of the cliffs are hazardous. There are also spiny cacti growing along the bluff which could be painful for your pup's paws. An adequate supply of water is essential as there are no drinking fountains on the trail. While most of Hawaii is lush and tropical, this area happens to have an arid climate. Your pup will need plenty to drink. Also, be sure to carry some clean up bags and pick up whatever your pooch puts down.

Taking binoculars is highly recommended when you visit this park. Though the trail is relatively short, there are lots of places to stop along the way to enjoy the pawsome vistas. A popular time to hike the Makapu'u Point State Wayside trail is from November through May. These are the migratory months for humpback whales and sightings are common.

One thing is for sure, your pup will go mutts over Makapu’u Point State Wayside!

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Kalanianaole Highway (Hwy. 72)
Honolulu, HI 96825
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Address
Kalanianaole Highway (Hwy. 72)
Honolulu, HI 96825
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset