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“A great hike for locals and tourists”
Review of Lanikai Pillboxes

Lanikai Pillboxes
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did hike with my 6 year son and it was great. We parked down near the water and walked to the hikes starting point. The hike it self was easy and the views were great. For the more adventurous hiker you can keep on going to see what lays beyond the pill boxes.

Thank Stephan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hike! Gorgeous views. Dress appropriately, take water, and do it early, then go to brunch! I believe it has just closed for repairs though.

Thank HenryandJane R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful views, gets very busy and very Hot (don't do it in the middle of the day) Make sure you head down to Lanikai Beach for a swim after.

Thank mkkc68
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As hikes go, this one gives you a terrific view after a relatively short hike. The downside is there is extremely limited parking, and in the past several years this hike has become a victim of it's own popularity. It is way too crowded. It's best to wear real shoes, the first part of the trail is pretty steep for wearing only slippers.

Thank johnlN8276DY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got an urge to get up extremely early, hike up a hill, and catch the sunrise? Then you cannot miss going to the Pillboxes Hike in Kailua. This is an exposed hike that is fairly easy to navigate. Be careful near the top as the path gets a little treacherous and narrow. Bring plenty of sunscreen since there is no shade until you get to the bottom. If you want a good spot to catch the sunrise, though, then this is IT! The sunrise on this side of the island is unbeatable. Seeing the sun come over the Mokulua Islands is something that you will not forget.

Thank Susan and Phyl T
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