Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Trail and Scenic Lookout
Kaelepulu Dr (at Aalapapa Dr), Kailua, HI 96744, United States
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  • What you need to know
    Bing
    nearby Olomana trail for people(2 Tips)
    Yongchae S.
    Be adventurous and hike past the second bunker.(2 Tips)
    amina p.
    Catch a beautiful sunrise up here.(5 Tips)
    Brenan S.
    Wear shoes!(3 Tips)
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  • Paige C.

    The perfect sunrise hike!

    Paige C · January 2
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  • Terence C.

    Tricky to find the start of the trail but well worth the slightly difficult hike up to the pillboxes for an amazing view. Def not for slipper wearers!

    Terence Chan · October 1, 2014
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  • Sha S.

    Good workout! My 3 year old made hiked this!

    Sha Skee · September 9, 2014
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  • Edrea

    The hike is short and sweet but make sure you watch your step coming down. It can be deceivingly slippery when it's super dry.

    Edrea · August 25, 2014
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  • Deena G.

    Pretty easy hike, nice view at the top

    Deena Gary · August 13, 2014
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  • Brenan S.

    Wear shoes!

    Brenan Salgado · May 7, 2014
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  • Kenny M.

    Go early. Go hard. Hot chicks that hike are everywhere.

    Kenny Muise · May 5, 2014
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  • Sorin S.

    GO FOR IT, up...up...don't give up !

    Sorin Sylvie 🇫🇷 · December 20, 2013
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  • kowagari

    めっちゃ滑るのでビーサンでは無理。

    kowagari · September 8, 2013
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  • sprecks57

    If you are up for an early hike, get your a... up ther to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise...

    sprecks57 · July 4, 2013
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  • Hawaii J.

    頂上からのサンライズは、息を飲む程Beautiful!!!

    Hawaii Junkie · May 10, 2013
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  • Heather-Joy M.

    bring water

    Heather-Joy Metzler · December 15, 2012
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  • Yongchae S.

    Be adventurous and hike past the second bunker. It make the hike to be a better workout and provides a different view of Kailua.

    Yongchae Song · September 6, 2012
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  • Bing

    'This photo was taken at the Lanikai Pillboxes. I suggest the nearby Olomana trail for people that aren't afraid/skilled enough for it. Absolutely incredible.' – Submitted by Bernie W. on Facebook

    Bing · July 20, 2012
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  • Julia P.

    Easy uphill hike if it's not too wet

    Julia P · April 23, 2012
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  • Jaclyn S.

    If you're planning to catch the sunrise be sure to bring a flashlight & don't forget the camera!

    Jaclyn Suan · February 7, 2012
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  • Brooke P.

    Enjoy a nice short hike with an exceptional view!

    Brooke Porter · February 5, 2012
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  • Soybean

    Police are now ticketing and towing cars that park by the 1' wall on the road up.

    Soybean · February 4, 2012
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  • Bernard D.

    The trek up to the first bunker is the hardest part. Going to the second bunker is much easier. Just take your time, watch your footing, and you'll be fine. Enjoy the views!

    Bernard Delmundo · December 31, 2011
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  • Bernard D.

    The view is much better up here. The trek between the 1st and 2nd pillbox is not bad at all.

    Bernard Delmundo · December 31, 2011
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  • DLS

    Great Simple hike to view Kailua from the Marine Corps Base all the way to Makapuu.

    DLS · October 31, 2011
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  • Stephanie M.

    Wear sneakers. Go for sunrise - its a MUST!

    Stephanie Marie · September 21, 2011
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  • Jenn C.

    Have water and make sure you bring a camera.. If you have any food, make sure you leave some for pele at her chair ;)

    Jenn Clark · August 15, 2011
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  • Lindsay S.

    Short hike but steep. Beautiful payoff at the top. Don't wear slippers (or as us mainlanders call them flip flops).

    Lindsay Shoemaker · July 23, 2011
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  • Pamela M.

    Dont wear easy tones or anything with a balls on the bottom of your shoe. Unless your experienced.

    Pamela Magat · April 3, 2011
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  • DLS

    great prep for other hikes like Olomana, Koko Head & even Diamond Head.

    DLS · May 31, 2010
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  • Lauren

    don't wear slippers, the first part is kinda steep and lots of gravel.

    Lauren · May 15, 2010
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  • amina p.

    Catch a beautiful sunrise up here. Its worth the workout... wear your trail shoes and save your ankles!

    amina peterson · March 30, 2010
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  • Christine S.

    Lots of gravel, tread cautiously.

    Christine Strobel · March 29, 2010
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