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Makawehi Lithified Cliffs

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Address: near Shipwreck Beach, Poipu, Kauai, HI

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Access via Makawehi Trail

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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VICTORIA
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VICTORIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Waterville, Maine
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Far from rush and development, great natural wild place. Perfect if you look for calm, quite and beautifull natural place. Cool sunset watching place.

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A walk along these bluffs is a highlight of any trip to Kauai. The views are wonderful and the walk is not strenuous.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A very gentile hike along the south shore offers spectacular views and great breezes to keep you cool.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is an easy walk from the Grand Hyatt and definitely worth the time. Take water as it gets hot early. Lovely breezes (gusts actually) to keep one cool. The trail leads to one magnificent overlook after another with few crowds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This was a great hike, especially if you're staying at the Grand Hyatt. Absolutely gorgeous views. Highly recommend checking it out!

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Boston, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Just a walk from Shipwreck beach you come to views of the multi-colored cliffs. The footing is sandy and the wind is constant, but the views are fantastic.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Makawehi LIthified Cliffs is a great place to hike. It gets pretty hot even in the morning but the path above the shore is worth the heat.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great hike with wonderful views of the coast line. The array of colors on the cliffs was amazing. Will definitely hike this trail again.

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