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Distance:
0.4 Miles / 0.6 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~12 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Paved
Park:
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Town:
Kilauea, Hawaii
Directions:
22.229092, -159.402388
Added:
June 26, 2022
Updated:
July 06, 2022
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37 '

Total Change
37 '

Ascent
33 '

Descent

The Kilauea Lighthouse Trail at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge in Kilauea, Hawaii (Kauai) is an easy 0.4-mile out-and-back or loop trail that features the iconic Kilauea Lighthouse and scenic views of Kauai's northern shoreline.

Along the trail, visitors can learn about the history and wildlife within the refuge. According to signage along the trail, in 1912 when construction began, there were no roads on Kauai, so everything was shipped by boat. A retaining wall was built on the west side of the point to allow the transferring of materials from those boats, which still stands today and is a fairly obvious soar thumb on the coastline, if you can locate it.

Parking, Reservations, and Fees
Hikers will need a reservation to park at the lighthouse. If you show up early enough, they may allow you in without a reservation. Note that there's an entrance fee to get in, which is $10 per adult (16+) as of June, 2022.

Pets
Dogs are not allowed at the park.

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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  1. Parking

    22.229092, -159.402388
  2. Main Trailhead

    22.229501, -159.40213
  3. View east along Kauai's coast with sea caves and wild birds on the rocky ledges

    22.231019, -159.401869
    View east along Kauai's coast with sea caves and wild birds on the rocky ledges
  4. Kilauea Lighthouse

    22.231833, -159.402022
    Kilauea Lighthouse
  5. View towards Hanalei Bay and Kauai's northern coast with mountains in the distance

    22.231503, -159.402114
    View towards Hanalei Bay and Kauai's northern coast with mountains in the distance
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0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Trail added
June 26, 2022
Hiked on
June 25, 2022
Updated on
July 06, 2022
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
June 25, 2022
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