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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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Amazing Views

The hike was a workout, especially to get up the first climb, but was well worth it for the beautiful views. When You walked on the ridge, you could see both to your left and to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike was a workout, especially to get up the first climb, but was well worth it for the beautiful views. When You walked on the ridge, you could see both to your left and to your right and we had to stop often so we would not miss the views. It was impossible to look at the scenery and... More 

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Monclova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun hike. Not too strenuous and I'm not really in shape. The first section was harder to me then the last part. I wish I had brought my inhaler since I have exercise induced asthma. Very windy. Shoes with good traction is best.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a steep climb but the reward is spectacular views from the top. Don't go when it is raining if you are not a skilled climber but when dry it is fun and not too difficult. I wouldn't wear sandals and a walking stick helps but is not necessary

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not the hardest hike we've done but was rewarded with awesome views of Lanikai beach, Kailua beach and Waimanalo. It's a short hike about 20-30mins. Make sure you wear shoes with grips cuz it can get slippery. Steep trails in some areas and steep drop offs. I saw people with flip flops on and was struggling going up. We only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This hike is def one of the best ok the island. Great morning views of sunrise. Also great to see at high noon for the water to be lit up. Really easy hike as welll

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went half way to pillbox and still a fab view of the mokes. I'm not a hiker but moderately athletic and could have made it all the way up.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This actually might have been our favorite hike on Oahu! Great views without having to walk very far! We found parking in a nearby neighborhood and then walked on up to the trailhead. It is all uphill at first and we got quite warm, but the breeze and the view of Lanikai Beach, which we knew we were going to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Although a bit steep and slippery at points, but if you have some mountain goat type skills, its an easy hike. It is well worth the views and photos from the top!

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful and relatively easy hike - just be sure the trail is dry. My wife and I are in our 50's and we made it up to the second pillbox in about 45 minutes and we took our time. The views of Kailua and Lanakai Beaches are absolutely beautiful. We also found ourselves reflecting on those who... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went for sunrise hike which meant starting in the dark. After a lot of rain, the trails were hard to follow in the dark, so bring strong light and good grip shoes. Hike is moderate, but doing it in the dark was well worth it. Wow was it worth it!

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