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So one of THE famous icons of Lanai is what is called Sweetheart Rock!

 

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Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

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This also makes it one of the most popular things to do in Lanai.

To get to Lanai’s Sweetheart Rock (also called Puupehe or Puu Pehe), you’ll take the Puu Pehe Trail that goes right along the coastline the entire time. This also means ocean views the whole way! This also makes it one of the best hikes on Lanai!

Your “destination” will be Sweetheart Rock, where you’ll also see Sharks Bay from above!

 

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Sharks Bay beach, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail to Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

Sharks Bay, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail to Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail to Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

Sharks Bay, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail to Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

Sharks Bay, Lanai. Puu Pehe Trail to Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

 

 

 

 

Day trip to Sweetheart Rock

And if you’re taking the Lanai ferry over from Maui for the day, it’s also easy to make a part of your day trip to Lanai.

The “trailhead” for the Puu Pehe Trail is located about a 10 minute walk from Manele Harbor, which is where you’ll arrive by ferry.

This is one of the Lanai hiking trails that you can start from Hulopoe Beach, THE main beach of Lanai. (The hiking trails that start from Hulopoe Beach are the Puu Pehe Trail on one side, and the Fishermans Trail on the other side.)

 

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Hiking trail near Hulopoe Beach, Lanai. Hulopoe Beach hikes. Puu Pehe Trail to Sweetheart Rock. Best things to do in Lanai. Best hikes in Lanai. Puupehe. maui day trip. hawaii travel blog

 

 

Perfect sunrise spot on Lanai?!

If you are staying overnight on Lanai, then the Sweetheart Rock viewpoint can also make for a perfect spot to watch the sunrise on Lanai!

This means that if you’re staying at the Four Seasons Lanai located right next to Hulopoe Beach, or if you’re staying at Hulopoe Beach campground, the Puu Pehe Trail can make for the perfect early morning walk!

 

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More below of what you can see while hiking the Puu Pehe Trail!

 

 

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Hiking the Puu Pehe Trail to see Sweetheart Rock and Sharks Bay

So once again, the Puu Pehe Trail to Sweetheart Rock starts near Hulopoe Beach. Once you’re at Hulopoe Beach, it won’t be difficult to find the Puu Pehe trailhead. The trail is also straightforward so you shouldn’t have trouble getting to the Sweetheart Rock overlook.

 

Puu Pehe trailhead

You’ll look for the start of the trail to Sweetheart Rock over on the left side of the beach as you’re facing the ocean. This is the opposite site of the Four Seasons.

Then, you’ll start walking on the trail! You’ll be walking along the coast with views of Hulopoe Bay.

 

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Puu Pehe Trailhead. Where to start puu pehe trail to sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trailhead. Where to start puu pehe trail to sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trailhead. Where to start puu pehe trail to sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

 

Hulopoe Bay tidepools

After around 5 minutes (or less) of walking on the trail, you will come across the Hulopoe Bay tide pools!

You will know where they are because you’ll see stairs that lead down to the tide pools as you are walking on the Puu Pehe Trail.

These are known as the Lanai tide pools that can be relatively safe for swimming. (It’s the ocean, so there’s always a risk!) This can also be perfect to stop by on your way back from your hike as a post-hike activity!

 

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Puu Pehe Trail to Hulopoe tide pools. things to do near sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to Hulopoe tide pools. things to do near sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to Hulopoe tide pools. things to do near sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to Hulopoe tide pools. things to do near sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

 

Continue hiking along Hulopoe Bay to Uolokeahi Point

More coastal views of Hulopoe Bay!

 

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Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

And then maybe you will walk for another 5-10 minutes and you will start getting close to Uolokeahi Point!

 

Puu Pehe Trail to sweetheart rock and to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

 

Walk around the Uolokeahi Point overlook!

You will be standing on top of a cliff so you can see grand views from above!

To your right you will see Hulopoe Bay, out front you will see the vast ocean, and off to the left you will see Sharks Bay and Sweetheart Rock!

 

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

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Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point and sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail to uolokeahi point and sweetheart rock. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

Once you have taken in the views at Uolokeahi Point, you can continue on the trail to the Puupuehe overlook to see Sweetheart Rock right in front of you!

Maybe this will take another 10-15 minutes to get to your final destination.

 

 

The final path to the Sweetheart Rock overlook with views of Sharks Bay

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Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay beach overlook. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay beach overlook. lanai hawaii travel blog
Yes it’s possible to get down to Sharks Bay beach. There are 2 main ways to get there, and it’s a bit of a more difficult terrain whichever path you choose. Either way has potential to be dangerous. Take care! See details here.

 

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

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Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock Overlook Trail. Puu pehe overlook trail to sharks bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

 

And then…

You have made it to the Puupehe Overlook aka Sweetheart Rock overlook!

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Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu pehe islet. Puu Pehe overlook. Puupehe Trail. sweetheart rock overlook. hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu pehe islet. Puu Pehe overlook. Puupehe Trail. sweetheart rock overlook. hawaii travel blog

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Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu pehe islet. Puu Pehe overlook. Puupehe Trail. sweetheart rock overlook. hawaii travel blog

Sweetheart Rock, Lanai. Puu pehe islet. Puu Pehe overlook. Puupehe Trail. sweetheart rock overlook. hawaii travel blog

 

 

And then after you’ve taken in the views…

You can head back and see your final views of Sharks Bay as you go back to Hulopoe Beach!

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Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

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Puu Pehe Trail. lanai islets. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. lanai islets. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

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Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

Puu Pehe Trail. Puu Pehe cliffs. Lanai cliffs. Sharks Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

And back along Hulopoe Bay you go!

 

Puu Pehe Trail. Hulopoe Bay. lanai hawaii travel blog

 

And so, how long the Puu Pehe Trail will take for you will entirely depend on how long you stop to take in the views, but you might give yourself about an 1.5 hours to finish the hike (there and back), although it is very possible to be faster than that. At minimum, maybe give yourself an hour!

And if you’re up for more coastal hiking when you get back to Hulopoe Beach, you can walk across the beach to go to the other side of Hulopoe Bay to start hiking the Fishermans Trail!

 

And that’s a bit about the famous rock in Lanai!

 

See more of Lanai:

 

And if you’re coming from Maui, then be sure to also see:

 

HAPPY HIKING THE PUUPEHE TRAIL TO SEE THE SWEETHEART ROCK!

 

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