Pretty easy hike. We did it in an hour 15 minutes (in out) and taking our time to take lots of pics. It had rained in the morning, we did it at 9:30 am and it was a little slippery but no mud. The view from the second pillbox is awesome.. really worth it!
We did this hike before sunrise with our headlamps. Relatively quick ascent and it is well worth getting up early. We were able to do it with coffee in our hands and that was way worth it to have it for the hour or so we sat up top. Lots of people on the trail even so early in the morning. We opted to take a seat on on the trail between the two main pillboxes near the top before the trail turns southwest. Spectacular views. Highly recommended
This is a great trail to hike, and has one of the prettiest views on the island. The beginning has a little bit of a climb, but it is worth it. Definitely a good hike for families, you can climb in and on the pill boxes and dogs are allowed.
Keith P. on Kaiwa Ridge (Pillbox) Trail
It was a bit crowded, but the views were incredible. My four year old grandson did the trail great with a few breaks. It's good to take water and a snack for kids.