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“An amazing hike, you have to come prepared.”
Review of Lanikai Pillboxes

Lanikai Pillboxes
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We did this hike on the recommendation of a friend who used to be stationed in Hawaii. The views are incredible, and well worth this short hike. Don't let the length of the hike fool you, however, this is very challenging terrain. There are spots were it is a vertical climb and you are holding onto trees and/or ropes for support. It does even out a bit, but this is no Diamond Head. Consider your physical ability with this trail, for sure.

Bring water, good sturdy non-slippery shoes, and a camera. You won't be disappointed.

2  Thank margaretf4
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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Great workout & great views! Excellent place to watch the sunrise over the Mokies! If you start from the back, you get the worst part of the hike (going almost vertical) over first!

1  Thank M L G
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

It's a very vertical climb! Be prepared and wear good shoes!! Great views worth the time and its a great time!

2  Thank Tke212
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Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Good hike, amazing scenery. Added awesomeness if you know the history behind the hike and the pillboxes themselves. Highly recommended to hikers of all ages

Thank Daniel F
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Like everyone else, we had a great time on our hike to the pillboxes!! It wasn't very strenuous but perfect for an easy afternoon. I would suggest making sure it is sunny out with little to no cloud coverage. The views would not be as spectacular on an overcast day. Careful descent.

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