Acid War Zone Trail to Lighthouse

0.8 Miles
Time to Hike:
~24 minutes
Surface Type:
Wailuku, Hawaii
21.028177, -156.594353
August 16, 2018
February 06, 2019
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This section of the Acid War Zone Trail in Wailuku, Maui starts at the northern most trailhead and passed through eroded coastal fields before reaching a lighthouse atop a cliff edge. This is an easy 0.8 mile out-and-back hike to the lighthouse, but you can extend the hike by an additional 1 mile or more by following the trail down towards the water and south towards the Nakalele Blowhole.

From the lighthouse, you can look down upon Maui's battered cliffsides and to the north you get views of Kahakuloa Head - the two massive rocks jutting up from the northern shore.

Wildflowers can be found along the trail due to the frequent rain that hits Maui's northern coast. Don't be surprised if it rains on you a couple of times during the hike.

Respecting the Land
Hawaiian land is considered sacred to native Hawaiians and many locals, so please stay on-trail, take nothing but photos, and leave nothing but footprints. Respect the locals - don't stay for long and have a backup hike planned in case the parking lot is full.

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63 '

Total Change
75 '

75 '

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Trail added
August 16, 2018
Updated on
February 06, 2019
0.8 miles
August 15, 2018

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