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Stunning views - challenging hike

We hiked this trail with our 2 young kids aged 7 and 10. The trail is very difficult at times and I... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
PatriciaTraveller
,
Canada
Awesome Hike - Spectacular views

We stayed in Kailua and woke up extremely early naturally. We were on Florida time - not quite... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
TAWNYA W
,
FT MYERS
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We hiked this trail with our 2 young kids aged 7 and 10. The trail is very difficult at times and I was a bit scared that one of our kids was going to slip on a rock. I saw people trying to do this...More

Thank PatriciaTraveller
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Kailua and woke up extremely early naturally. We were on Florida time - not quite adjusted to the time change yet. We had so much energy we decided to do a sunrise hike. We drove around hunting for parking near the trail...More

Thank TAWNYA W
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I went on the hike with 2 other adults 1 teen and a toddler. Once in the hike it's not as bad as it seems. For me it was harder coming down, than going up. But if you take your time and pay attention, it's...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

First, I want to mention that if this hike is considered a "beginner" hike... then I'm reaaaaally interested in knowing what an "advanced" hike is. This isnt a casual hike through the woods with maintained trails and paths. This is a hike up a mountain...More

2  Thank MaximII
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

We did this early in the morning but unfortunately due to some rain the first 5/10 mins uphill was very muddy and very slippery! So wear Old clothes and shoes. After that it was all good but all Uphill obviously, I would say this is...More

Thank EmandstuartfromNZ
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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

I got into hiking 2 years ago and have been looking forward to doing the Pillbox hike at sunrise since I began planning my trip to the island. Let me preface this review by saying I am extremely overweight although I do exercise regularly. I...More

Thank Jen P
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike as a family, ages ranging from 7-67. It’s short but it’s fairly steep and rocky. The reviews mostly say easy but it’s not exactly easy. We had planned a beach trip so many of us hiked in flip flops. It can...More

Thank Jen M
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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

We decided to do this hike at around 8am. We saw a lot of locals finishing their hike at that time... some people hike up before the sunrise and catch sunrise from the pillboxes. The hike was short (about 30 minutes) but not as easy...More

1  Thank boodoo83
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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike that will get your heart rate going and despite what you’ve read, think twice about it attempting it with very young children. There are deadly drop offs, so why risk it?! We are glad we did it but found it...More

Thank Kinaya
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The Lanikai Pillbox Hike was pretty easy and rewarding overall - the entrance to the hike can be found through google maps. Much of the hike path is suffering from erosion but it is still very manageable. I dont recommend attempting the hike in wet...More

Thank rachdw
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