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“Terrifying but views you can only imagine without doing the hike!”
Review of Lanikai Pillboxes

Lanikai Pillboxes
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Kailua
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

The trail is steep and narrow, and at times I had to climb on all fours, but I'm not a fitness person! There were lots of trail runners passing me with no problem.

Thank whileIstillcan2
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

A wonderful view from up there. Try it for a moonlight rise hike, but make sure to bring a flashlight for coming back down.

Thank kirrabob
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is the second time I've gone on this hike and both times it was amazing. Parking can be a bit cramped, but we've managed to find a spot each time. The first part of the hike is very steep, but it turns into a steady incline after not too long. The bunkers are a lot of fun, we took a ton of pictures by the grafitti and the amazing view in the background. You can go a lot farther than the bunkars, we went to the second or third peak. It's not a difficult hike, but it is well worth the view!

Thank taace1i1a
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

We went up during sun rise (earlier would be better :-)) and had great light and views. Make sure to wear good shoes, e.g. sneakers and don't expect a solid path; it's a bit of a climb in parts.

Thank Natascha T
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Best time is to go early and watch the sunrise. But anytime is a good time to take this hike. Be careful as emergency personnel are 20 minutes away minimum, more if traffic is heavy, which is common. Get there early for parking, but be very careful to follow the parking regulations as parking rules are strictly enforced. Best parking is just outside of Lanikai and near the boat ramp then walk in to the trailhead.

Thank Fewinhibitions
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