Maunawili Falls

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Maunawili Falls is a cute little waterfall that people love to jump off of into the water below.  But you can’t just drive up to it, oh no, you have to hike. And it’s not a short, nor easy hike.

Somehow we missed the whole hike aspect and showed up in flip flops. Boy, was that a mistake. It was so muddy that we ended up just going barefoot to avoid slipping. There is something satisfying about feeling the mud squish in between your toes.

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The biggest problem about this whole hike thing is that is was three miles and not especially easy. I was just barely starting to get over the whole wanting to puke my guts up 24/7 stage of pregnancy and the most exercise I had done was walking from my bed to the bathroom. So we took our sweet time and took A LOT of breaks.

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Makapu’u Lighthouse

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We finally hiked the Makapu’u Lighthouse trail I can’t believe it took us so long to try it since it’s like a 10 minute drive from our house. The hike really isn’t difficult and the view is absolutely incredible!

What you need to know:

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There is no charge to get in, which is probably one of the reasons we chose to do it. We were bored and it was free. I was all dressed and ready for a hike, but Chris was in slippers (flip flops) and he did fine. We also passed a girl wearing a dress.

The whole hike to the makapu’u lighthouse is paved and is about 2 miles round trip. Parts of the road have pot holes and cracks. It’s basically like walking up a steep-ish hill with an incredible view. You could still push a good stroller up it.

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