An easy hike to a famous natural landmark

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Moderate

Description

Makauwahi Cave is a limestone cave that formed over thousands of years through the erosive forces of wind and water.

It is one of the largest limestone caves in Hawaii and is notable for its unique formation and geological features. The cave has been a site of human habitation for centuries and contains artifacts and fossils that provide insights into the island's history and past inhabitants. The cave's fossil deposits include remains of extinct and endangered species of birds, plants, and other organisms, and these provide valuable information about the island's ancient ecosystems and biodiversity. The hike to and from the cave is easy enough, and quickly accessed from anywhere on the south-east coast of Kaua'i.

Exploring it, learning about its history and then strolling back along the beach to the parking lot is an excellent use of an afternoon!