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Lanikai Pillboxes - O'ahu, Hawaii

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Lanikai Pillboxes - O’ahu, Hawaii
2nd Pillbox elevation: 595ft
Elevation Gain: 500 ft
Trail: Ka’iwa Ridge Trail
Distance: 4 miles roundtrip
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Hiking Permit: None required
Danger: Low to Medium (loose dirt, drop-offs)

Wow!! For a short hike, there are tremendous views of  the Windward from Kaneohe Marine Corp Base to Waimanalo!

My husband and I headed to the Windard area via H3. I wasn’t sure exactly where the trailhead was but from reading other Hawaii hiking blogs, I did find out that the trailhead was located just off the side of the Mid Pacific Golf Course in Lanikai. So I set our Garmin to the golf course address. It wasn’t hard to find at all and we got lucky and found a parking space right away on the already full residential street.

There were a lot of folks already coming down from this hike as we were making our way up. We were at the first pillbox within 20 minutes and continued onto the second pillbox. At second pillbox I snapped a few ph…