Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Trail and Scenic Lookout
Kailua
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  • Stephanie M.
    "Go for sunrise - its a MUST!"(5 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Easy hike with amazing views at the top"(3 Tips)
    Terence C.
    "Def not for slipper wearers!"(3 Tips)
    DLS
    "other hikes like Olomana"(2 Tips)
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  • Jessica H.
    Keep hiking past the two pill boxes to avoid the crowds and take in the scenic views. Wear hiking boots if possible, but sneakers at the very least.
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BJuly 4
    Use actual hiking shoes! My Nike Free running shoes were slipping all over the rocks and made this a somewhat challenging climb to the pillboxes.
  • Bing
    BingJuly 20, 2012
    '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
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanOctober 1, 2014
    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!
  • Bernard D.
    Bernard DelmundoDecember 31, 2011
    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!
  • Yongchae S.
    Yongchae SongSeptember 6, 2012
    Be adventurous and hike past the second bunker. It make the hike to be a better workout and provides a different view of Kailua.
  • Edrea
    EdreaAugust 25, 2014
    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.
  • sprecks57
    sprecks57July 4, 2013
    If you are up for an early hike, get your a... up ther to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise...
  • Jenn C.
    Jenn ClarkAugust 15, 2011
    Have water and make sure you bring a camera.. If you have any food, make sure you leave some for pele at her chair ;)
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay ShoemakerJuly 23, 2011
    Short hike but steep. Beautiful payoff at the top. Don't wear slippers (or as us mainlanders call them flip flops).
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RJuly 12, 2015
    Easy hike but i suggest shoes, if the trail is wet it can be pretty slippery.
  • Jaclyn S.
    Jaclyn SuanFebruary 7, 2012
    If you're planning to catch the sunrise be sure to bring a flashlight & don't forget the camera!
  • Anna Victoria O.
    This is a must-do hike! It's easy, short, and the view is incredible!!
  • DLS
    DLSOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great Simple hike to view Kailua from the Marine Corps Base all the way to Makapuu.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaAugust 28, 2015
    Easy hike with amazing views at the top
  • Christoffer E.
    If you want to take a photo, I prefer the first pillbox..
  • Bernard D.
    Bernard DelmundoDecember 31, 2011
    The view is much better up here. The trek between the 1st and 2nd pillbox is not bad at all.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MarieSeptember 21, 2011
    Wear sneakers. Go for sunrise - its a MUST!
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MagatApril 3, 2011
    Dont wear easy tones or anything with a balls on the bottom of your shoe. Unless your experienced.
  • Deena
    DeenaAugust 13, 2014
    Pretty easy hike, nice view at the top
  • Kenny M.
    Kenny MuiseMay 5, 2014
    Go early. Go hard. Hot chicks that hike are everywhere.
  • Sha S.
    Sha SkeeSeptember 9, 2014
    Good workout! My 3 year old made hiked this!
  • amina p.
    amina petersonMarch 30, 2010
    Catch a beautiful sunrise up here. Its worth the workout... wear your trail shoes and save your ankles!
  • Soybean
    SoybeanFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Police are now ticketing and towing cars that park by the 1' wall on the road up.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PApril 23, 2012
    Easy uphill hike if it's not too wet
  • Sylvie D.
    Sylvie D.QrDecember 20, 2013
    GO FOR IT, up...up...don't give up !
  • Brooke P.
    Brooke PorterFebruary 5, 2012
    Enjoy a nice short hike with an exceptional view!
  • Heather-Joy M.
    Heather-Joy MetzlerDecember 15, 2012
    bring water
  • Scott K.
    Scott KJanuary 24
    Moderately easy. Parking is tough these days
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJanuary 2, 2015
    The perfect sunrise hike!
  • DLS
    DLSMay 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    great prep for other hikes like Olomana, Koko Head & even Diamond Head.
  • Vandell F.
    View is amazing!
  • Brenan S.
    Brenan SalgadoMay 7, 2014
    Wear shoes!
  • Mariel C.
    Mariel CruzJuly 10, 2015
    Awesome view.
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 15, 2010
    don't wear slippers, the first part is kinda steep and lots of gravel.
  • Christine S.
    Christine StrobelMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of gravel, tread cautiously.
  • Ricardo J.
    Ricardo Jerez9 hours ago
    Super cool place for the first hike in Kailua.
  • Hawaii J.
    Hawaii JunkieMay 10, 2013
    頂上からのサンライズは、息を飲む程Beautiful!!!
  • kowagari
    kowagariSeptember 8, 2013
    めっちゃ滑るのでビーサンでは無理。
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