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Good short hike

Relatively short hike, the first bit is the hardest. We’re quite fit so it took us only 15 mins to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wellington, New Zealand
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Hard trail but worth it

It’s a short hike (35m) up the hill so you will get good workout. Take good hiking shoes. When you... read more

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382 Kaelepulu Dr, Aalapapa Drive, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-3312
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Relatively short hike, the first bit is the hardest. We’re quite fit so it took us only 15 mins to the 2nd pill box. We had read online you could continue along the ridge line and drop down thru residential houses. I would NOT recommend...More

Thank Cassie-Andy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a short hike (35m) up the hill so you will get good workout. Take good hiking shoes. When you get to the first Pilar box, continue to the next (10m), different view and so beautiful. I don’t recommend to go after rain because it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two stars for crowds, eroded trail conditions; poorly built, and overgrown from all the rain. Seriously why do trail runners seem to think they need not slow down or stop on trails with lots of traffic. The views are beautiful but this hike has lost...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view and amazing place. Was very hot during that hiking but was worth it. Unfortunately we lost our drone there. Which was heartbreaking. If anyone funds it I can pay a lot of money for memory card.

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike is pretty tough, although pretty short. The slope at the beginning is steep, and the drops throughout are huge! Beautiful views. We witnessed a helicopter recuse once we finished and were relaxing on Lanikai Beach. Take your time, be careful and most should...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Pillbox Hike is located across the street from a country club and surrounded by what have to be multi-million dollar homes. I recommend coming in the morning to beat the heat and find parking. You can't park in front of the homes or you will...More

Thank BackPacker324137
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Hard to find a parking spot but is a nice walking distance from the beach. I strongly recommend you to wear a pair of shoes that you use for hiking as you will experience a short but nice trail walking (don’t recommend you to go...More

Thank kenichik616
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This was by far our favorite experience/hike in Oahu. It’s fairly easy but expect to get on on your hands to climb during parts of the hike. People even brought their dogs and the views are insane. The first pillbox has the best views but...More

Thank traveler1235
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This was my absolute favorite activity on our trip to O’ahu. I’m not in great shape by any means but this is a doable hike for many. Come prepared in comfortable clothes, good shoes (though I was shocked to see how many people were attempting...More

Thank dianec1444
Reviewed 20 August 2018

An easy hike that the whole family should be able to enjoy 😉, Not that scenic on the way up but great 👍 views when you arrive. Best of all when you come down you can jump in the ocean on one of the most...More

Thank Ken M
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Caleb H
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Response from Russel R | Reviewed this property |
Drive there is really good. Parking is the problem. No parking lot and you have to park on the street. Read signs as it is a residential area and parking is limited. It is worth the hike, so be patient in finding a place... More
12 April 2018|
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Response from jarmwr40 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t believe I read anything about the trail closing. Enjoy!
Carrie S
21 December 2017|
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Response from Warren P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that shouldn't be a problem at all.