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blue Lanikai Pill Box Trail (Ka'iwa Ridge Trail)

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 581' 177 m
Descent: -636' -194 m
High: 583' 178 m
Low: 89' 27 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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A short hike up to two pillboxes that give you a good view of Lanikai Beach.

Steven Chavez

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Description

The trailhead is marked "Pillbox" and starts with an incline that levels out eventually when you reach the first pillbox. You can see the second pillbox from the first one. From start to the second pillbox is about .5 miles.

The first quarter of the trail is has some loose dirt and rocks that are easy to slip on but it's very do-able. There are some shrubs along the way, but it's a very defined trail and there's not much to block your path. Once you reach the peak, the pillboxes are visible and there is not much of a grade for the rest of the trail. If you continue past the second pillbox there will be thicker brush to scratch at your legs and maybe poke your shoulders, but the trail is still fairly defined and easy to follow.

There will be a left turn that leads into a saddle. Once at the end of the saddle you'll descend through thick brush that will require you to slow down until you eventually hit the pavement where you can go back to your car or cool down in the waters of Lanikai Beach.

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Jun 14, 2019
Peter Sneeringer
Very hot afternoon. Loose footing in a few places. Great views of lanakai. 1mi
Apr 26, 2019
Michaela Thormod
Mar 18, 2019
joe bloggs
Feb 22, 2019
Kaylin Lovely
Fast hike and worth the view. There are a lot of tourists so be ready for foot traffic and parking complications.
Feb 17, 2019
Jessica Callahan
2.2mi
Jan 12, 2019
Justin Brandt
Great hike. Challenging mud for the first .5mi or so 3.5mi
Dec 30, 2018
Matt Teschke
1mi
Dec 11, 2018
Kate H
Amazing view, a little terrifying 1.4mi

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