This is by far the best hike I've ever been on so far. It's a fairly easy hike with paved roads and the view is absolutely breathtaking!
There is a parking lot! But it can get pretty full and in that case you would need to park on the side of the road.
This is a super easy trail! It is a pretty steep incline most of the way but it is a nicely paved road which makes it easier. There is no rails so during some parts of the hike it looks like there's just a drop into the ocean. Don't worry though because the paved road is large enough for you to walk on the inside if that starts to scare you. I have also heard that there is a tide pool somewhere amongst this hike. There is a trail that leads you down to the bottom where you can find a nice little tide pool. I would've checked it out if time allowed for it but unfortunately all I had time for was to get to the lighthouse.
Absolutely beautiful!!!! You have a clear view of the Makapuʻu island also known as bunny island because duh..obviously it looks like a bunny. You also come to an area that's very similar to the Paris love lock bridge. Where people have wrote their initials or messages on a lock and have locked it on the gate and thrown the key into the ocean. And of course you'll be able to see the famous Makapuʻu lighthouse that has been seen in 50 First Dates. You can't actually go to the lighthouse but it's still pretty cool to see. It's also really nice because after all that sweating and huffing and puffing when you get to the top of the hike you're greeted with an amazing breeze! It was so cooling and refreshing. I could've stayed up there all day if I wanted to!
Ka Iwi State Scenic Shoreline, Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825