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Did this trail this morning. Arrived around 0630 (Monday) was a little busy but not to bad. The hike up was good, a little challenging in some spots. It’s a lot like the Incline in Manitou Springs, Co only in worse shape. The hike is worth the view from the top.

Did this trail yesterday with my wife. It was hot and humid at 8am... and the Sun decided to personally watch the slope. But, it was great! We finished the climb and spent a good 40 mins at the top.

Note, there is a "bridge" area of about 35 steps that is suspended over like a 30 ft drop... it is not challenging to cross but if you are squeamish, there is a safer bypass which is short and easy, we took the bypass on the way down.

The trail is heavily trafficked which is not a bad thing. Sometimes people coming up behind you is motivation enough to keep going. We rested every 30 steps for the most part, sipped lots of water enroute and made it up with relative ease. We saw folks climbing with babies strapped to their back. We also saw a few ladies doing the climb with 30 lb weights... insane!

Overall, great activity!

Challenging but totally worth the view at the top!

I went up yesterday, by far the most muddy and slippery I have seen it so far, be prepared to get wet as the water was flowing though the creeks you have to walk over in the first hour of the hike, it got pretty muddy and wet towards the top. Crampons(spikes) recommended.
I'm going up the "back legal way" this Saturday the 25th. if you'd like to join send me a message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com Make sure to bring plenty of water and food and maybe some layers because it can get pretty windy and wet up top.

Cash only! Great views and easy hike for families. Get there early to avoid the crowd.

Aloha! Hiked Friday and Sunday. Hiking again Tuesday and this upcoming weekend. Possibly other weekdays too. I have hiked most of the hikes on this island many many times! It is often windy and/or rainy but we never have issues as we always have the right gear supplied by me when we go. If you're looking to hike and want to link up or get some ideas of what this trail looks like feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram @mike.karas or mikekarasphotography@gmail.com. Bring plenty of water for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii.

the pillbox with the peace sign is further down past the first one. Just dont turn right into another trail and you will miss it.

Very beautiful trail. Enjoyed reading the historical information on the way. Waterfall isn't always available to swim in so you may want to call ahead and check if it's open. You can still walk to it, but if the water is rushing too hard, no swimming.

The only negative was the price and that we didn't know the area was closed to swimming for the day.

As Yoonie said, this is the same trail as the Ehukai Pillbox Trail above Ehukai Beach/Pupukea.

1 day ago

great hike great views, more than expected

hiking
1 day ago

beautiful scenery. I didn't expect the steps to be so steep but it evened out at points. such a great challenge to take on. next time we will have a carrier for our 2 year old.

Heavily trafficked, not everyone makes it all the way up, the view is definitely worth it though.

the breeze and view at the top made it worth the hike up!

The trail is initially very steep, but levels out toward the top. The pillbox we found had a nice view of the beach. I was disappointed that we couldn’t find the other pillbox with the peace sign on it. We came across a sign that said “private property”, so I think the other pillbox may have been back there somewhere.

Even though it is a shorter hike, make sure to bring plenty of water and proper footwear. I saw a few folks struggling up the trail in sandals, long pants, and what looked like not enough water.

Crowded. However, it's cool once. It's fast and your in Hawaii.....

mountain biking
2 days ago

Good trail, well maintained with rakes posted around so you can help keep the trail clean. Great hill, great bike, great people.

Easy, but It’s a long hike!
Once you reach the top, you will really enjoy the breathtaking view!

Love the view at the top but it’s always over crowded, even very early in the morning. It’s a quick hike with a big reward.

hiking
2 days ago

Loved every challenging minute of this hike! Great views all along the way and at the top. Lots of camaraderie on the trail.

Easy hike. Went around 8:30am on a Friday. Lots of people already. Spectacular views! Took us about an hour with stops for pictures. There is barely any shade so bring sunglasses, hats and water bottles!

amazing views!

Absolutely gorgeous “pink pill box” hike! Not super easy but worth it. Wouldn’t recommend for kids. Bring water because it’s sunny!

Crowded but pretty view
Child friendly
In the sun so bring water

3 days ago

So beautiful and not too hard. Bring water if its super sunny trust me

very serious..but worth it..last time I went up was on my 50TH bday..let's go.
special note..its almost jus as hard going down lol

nice short hike and a beautiful view of the mountains. it was a clear day, no clouds until we descended, clouds starting to come and was drizzling a little bit. some strawberry guava on the way

Every step was worth every second of the beautiful views.

this is the sencond time I've attempted this trail. It's been closed off with a sentry manning the gate (on base Schofield Barracks) Apparently the trails too through a live firing range. So if you go when they are shooting your not getting in.

on Makaua Falls Trail

4 days ago

Love this trail so close to home, not as any best to go after rain not really as there was a lady who died recently from a rock slide, use common sense. do it with love feel the mana don't do it for the gram.

trail running
4 days ago

Nice quick trail to a decent lookout. Average view and not a very intensive hike at all. Can get muddy so just watch the weather, but it's nothing that would prevent you from doing it in the rain or panicking if you were caught out there in a passing shower.

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