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Lanikai Pillboxes

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Address: 382 Kaelepulu Dr, Aalapapa Drive, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3312
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Challenging Hike

Great hike! It's just enough of a challenge to make it worth it. My 8 year old son enjoyed climbing the rocks. It rained on us which made the trail extremely slippery, but for us... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike! It's just enough of a challenge to make it worth it. My 8 year old son enjoyed climbing the rocks. It rained on us which made the trail extremely slippery, but for us, the rain made it a memorable experience. "It's the journey not the destination".

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hike up from Kailua is not difficult, but it had rained hard the night before and it was very slippery. As it is rocky and steep in places, it can be a challenge if you are traveling with small children. Wait another day when the trails are safer. The views are beautiful and it's interesting walking in the bunkers.

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was an intermediate hike and advanced if you go to the second pillboxes. If you have a fear of height then I suggest only going to the first pillbox. Great views of Lanikai and the valley.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first hike out of four in Hawaii... and it was so worth it. The entrance to the Pillbox hike is within a residential area, so parking is only available on the side streets. Please be respectful and do not make any disruptions. Park responsibly and lower your volume (voice, music). The trail is quite rocky and it... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked first thing in the morning to catch the sunrise. What an experience! It is a challenging hike for inexperienced hikers like me. I had to take short breaks, but powered through. If it's dry and you don't have proper shoes, you could slide around so be careful.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do if you come to Kailua. It is not a long hike but you are richly rewarded with stunning views of the mokulua islands. Try to go ad early as you can as the sun rises upon you.

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Burnaby, BC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This an easy scenic hike to your vacation plan on Oahu for the breathtaking scenic views of Lanikai beachand Twin island, coast line and mountains. Bring hiking shoes or snickers as this hike involves some easy scrambling. The ridge trail continues beyond two Pillboxes if you have time, enough water and curiosity to explore. Parking for the access the trail... More 

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Winter Haven
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After climbing the mile trail to the "lookout area" i cautiously peered out over the lookout barrier to the rocks and surf below. It must have been over a thousand feet. My girlfriends son said, "Let's go up to that last pillbox at the top!" Being scared of heights, I foolishly agreed and followed him. After almost reaching the top,... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hike was very challenging at moments, but very makeable, even for novices like me! Multiple trails, so you can pick up an easier route up or down. Lots of loose gravel so wear good shoes! Took about twenty minutes from Mid PAC. A back pack with water would be nice! The view is amazing!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I pushed for my husband and I to do this hike, and I wish we had only gone halfway. It is not only steep the whole way but there are loose rocks, roots, etc. We both run, and I do short-course triathlons so we are not slackers. About halfway up there is a flat clearing that offers great views. The... More 

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