Note: The Makpu'u Point trail is open to all visitors; your pass covers transportation to and from the Makapu'u Light trail.
The Makapu'u Point trail, within Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, offers outstanding views of Oahu's southeastern coastline, including Koko Head and Koko Crater. From the trail's destination at Makapu'u Head, one is rewarded with magnificent views of the windward coast and offshore islets, as well as the historic red-roofed Makapu'u Lighthouse built in 1909, which makes a stunning picture against the deep blue sea below (the spectacular Makapu'u Lighthouse with its 100+ year-old light made with an historic "hyper-radiant” e.g. super-size lens). On a clear day, you may even see Molokai and Lanai. The offshore islets are wildlife sanctuaries for Hawaiian seabirds, such as the aiwa, frigate bird, and tropic bird. Wear sneakers and comfortable clothes, bring a hat and sunscreen, and drink lots of water.