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“OVERRATED”
Review of Lanikai Pillboxes

Lanikai Pillboxes
Ranked #3 of 38 things to do in Kailua
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“OVERRATED”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Way to many people. Lots of better hikes around the island. Parking is impossible to find and break ins at the trail head are common

Visited January 2014
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great hike with a great view!”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Worst part of this hike is finding parking, which wasn't overly difficult. Don't let the first stretch of this hike scare you! It starts out extremely steep, but thats the worst of it. We hiked this trail for sunset and although mother nature didn't give us much of one that evening the view was still gorgeous. We went as far as the 2nd pillbox and it only took us about 1 1/2 hour roundtrip and that was with sitting ary the pillboxes for quite some time.

Visited March 2014
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Delta, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Good hike and views”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I did this hike and really enjoyed it. It was about a 15 minute walk to the beginning from where we were staying. The hike is steep in some places but not too bad. The view from the Pillboxes and ridges is great with views of Kailua and the beaches and the Koolau Range. You can hike further along the ridges but we only went part of the way before coming back. Lots of people on the trail and it is well worth doing. A good hike!

Visited March 2014
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Sunrise on the pillbox”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Climb was a bit challenging but well worth it. We watched the sunrise the day before we left. It was beautiful. Definitely an experience you should do while in Kailua.

Visited January 2014
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pill Boxes-hard to find-worth the climb”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

A little tricky to find, locals can help point the way.
It is steep and it can be very slippery.
View is worth your time-great for panorama shots

Visited February 2014
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