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Makauwahi Cave Reserve

Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96471
+1 808-482-1059
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Half-Day History and Ecology Trek at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“heritage trail” (16 reviews)
“dirt road” (13 reviews)
“shipwreck beach” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96471
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+1 808-482-1059
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"heritage trail"
in 16 reviews
"dirt road"
in 13 reviews
"shipwreck beach"
in 10 reviews
"giant tortoises"
in 5 reviews
"tour guide"
in 12 reviews
"sink hole"
in 6 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 3 reviews
"small opening"
in 3 reviews
"grove farm"
in 5 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 3 reviews
"grand hyatt"
in 7 reviews
"hike starting"
in 2 reviews
"closed today"
in 2 reviews
"watch your head"
in 2 reviews
"endemic species"
in 2 reviews
"cliff views"
in 2 reviews
"poipu road"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard about this thru word of mouth. Its a bit of a muddy bumpy road to get there but it makes for a good outing while in Koloa. We drove, but it is also accessible by hiking into it. You crawl thru a 3...More

1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this reserve while we were geocaching and to our amusement it was a great history lesson. Cool place but the road was rough getting here.

Thank Mdecker17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is fairly short walk but a fascinating one. I loved getting low and crawling into the cave and exploring what was is in it and what lay beyond.

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makauwahi Cave! We visited there before it was an archeological discovery preservation area. We were following an old guide book in 1992 and they said things like, "Go to mouth of river, turn facing the sun and walk until you see the black rocks, then...More

2  Thank Lolo_Moana_Wahine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An easy hike to an impressive cave. This is a combination of a sinkhole and a cave. There is basically a little Garden in the center. The cave itself is a sacred site is it is a burial grounds. There are impressive views from the...More

2  Thank Maikai_hoaloha
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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Walking along Heritage Trail, came across this entrance to a cave. Excellent view. Cave accessed only by crawling in. Closed today and locked. Saw your group exiting. Not sure of times open to the public.

Thank jammerspot
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Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Pretty cool little cave with a knowledgeable guide present. Doesn't take long to see. Nice picnic area and it's fun to see the tortoises nearby.

Thank JeffG1234
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This place has many interesting stories and each docent tells a different one. I've been here 5 times and each time I've learnt something new - such as why the sand in the cave is fine-grained. A must visit if you're nearby.

1  Thank Lars B
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We enjoyed this unexpected tour! We happened to be driving down the dirt road and turning around...only to meet the person who gives tours here! It was quite interesting and both my husband and I enjoyed hearing the history. It is donation based, and they...More

1  Thank jswhit
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This attraction is off the beaten path. You drive off the paved road to dirt road and if you do not know where to go, you might not find it. The hike from your car is not stroller or wheel chair friendly. The round trip...More

2  Thank Rick C
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