The first part of the trail is steep but the views are breathtaking. The ocean is a light, bright blue and you can easily see the coral beds. We hiked on a warm day and recommend bringing ample water. Upon reaching the first pillbox we found if you stand in front of the pillbox opening the wind will cool you down like natural air conditioning. From the trail base, the first pillbox was about a 20 minute hike. The 2nd is just another 10-15 minute walk. There is some interesting graffiti up there. I recommend doing this hike in the early morning or late afternoon (although we saw people up there all day).
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