Lanikai Pillboxes Hike

Trail and Scenic Lookout
  • amina p.
    "Catch a beautiful sunrise up here."(5 Tips)
    Matthew M.
    "Easy hike with amazing views at the top"(3 Tips)
    Terence C.
    "Def not for slipper wearers!"(3 Tips)
    "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.
  • 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
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis B2 weeks ago
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • sprecks57
    sprecks57July 4, 2013
    If you are up for an early hike, get your a... up ther to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise...
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RJuly 12, 2015
    Easy hike but i suggest shoes, if the trail is wet it can be pretty slippery.
  • Anna Victoria O.
    This is a must-do hike! It's easy, short, and the view is incredible!!
  • 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.
  • DLS
    DLSOctober 31, 2011
    Great Simple hike to view Kailua from the Marine Corps Base all the way to Makapuu.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MagatApril 3, 2011
    Dont wear easy tones or anything with a balls on the bottom of your shoe. Unless your experienced.
  • amina p.
    amina petersonMarch 30, 2010
    Catch a beautiful sunrise up here. Its worth the workout... wear your trail shoes and save your ankles!
  • Christoffer E.
    If you want to take a photo, I prefer the first pillbox..
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MarieSeptember 21, 2011
    Wear sneakers. Go for sunrise - its a MUST!
  • Kenny M.
    Kenny MuiseMay 5, 2014
    Go early. Go hard. Hot chicks that hike are everywhere.
  • Lauren
    LaurenMay 15, 2010
    don't wear slippers, the first part is kinda steep and lots of gravel.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaAugust 28, 2015
    Easy hike with amazing views at the top
  • Soybean
    SoybeanFebruary 4, 2012
    Police are now ticketing and towing cars that park by the 1' wall on the road up.
  • DLS
    DLSMay 31, 2010
    great prep for other hikes like Olomana, Koko Head & even Diamond Head.
  • Deena
    DeenaAugust 13, 2014
    Pretty easy hike, nice view at the top
  • Sha S.
    Sha SkeeSeptember 9, 2014
    Good workout! My 3 year old made hiked this!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KJanuary 24
    Moderately easy. Parking is tough these days
  • Brooke P.
    Brooke PorterFebruary 5, 2012
    Enjoy a nice short hike with an exceptional view!
  • Christine S.
    Christine StrobelMarch 29, 2010
    Lots of gravel, tread cautiously.
  • Julia P.
    Julia PApril 23, 2012
    Easy uphill hike if it's not too wet
  • Heather-Joy M.
    Heather-Joy MetzlerDecember 15, 2012
    bring water
  • Sylvie D.
    Sylvie D.QrDecember 20, 2013
    GO FOR IT, up...up...don't give up !
  • Vandell F.
    View is amazing!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJanuary 2, 2015
    The perfect sunrise hike!
  • Brenan S.
    Brenan SalgadoMay 7, 2014
    Wear shoes!
  • Mariel C.
    Mariel CruzJuly 10, 2015
    Awesome view.
  • Hawaii J.
    Hawaii JunkieMay 10, 2013
  • kowagari
    kowagariSeptember 8, 2013
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