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Relatively easy. Great views. Easy to find. Not far from the bus.

Loved it. Nice NorthShore views in the end. Would classify it as easy/moderate. No deep cliffs, so not very dangerous! Would recommend it and it will take about 1 hour (return).

Very slippery if has been raining. Wear hiking shoes.

on Ehukai Pillboxes

hiking
16 days ago

Fun, easy hike. Saw goats one time

Great family hike. Pretty strenuous going up but it not too far and the views are spectacular when you get there. We went on a Saturday morning and there we a lot of people, but not so many that it detracted from the experience. It’s just a popular hike for families, for exercise or for the military doing PT.

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

Just like in one of the photos where she is pointing the way to the KST ( Koolau Summit Trail). Look for a faint trail among th tall grasses where one of the bridge is.

hiking
1 month 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.

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Very fun family friendly trail! There were so many great views from each of the pill boxes. The trail isn't too hard, it's a little steep at first but it evens itself out and the views are worth it. It was nice to see the bunkers the soldiers worked in. There was also old parts of buildings that lay up there. All in all very great views of sunset beach and a nice short workout!

2 months ago

Really great trail if you want to hike through jungle a few hours. Some fallen trees made the path more of a challenge but nothing major. The road that the trail joins to is having work done to it. There was a ‘no pedestrian access sign’ but the workmen let us through. They are stabilising the road I think. Looks like they are going to try and make the road operational again.

Don’t expect too many amazing views. You get some good view points to see the rainforest but that’s about it. This trail is more to immerse yourself into the heart of the forest.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun hike with a great view! It didn’t take us too long and fortunately it hadn’t rained so it wasn’t as slippery and muddy as some have described. The first part is a lot of uphill and the ropes really help getting up the rocks and slick parts.

hiking
2 months ago

Weather was perfect for this hike, ground was nice and dry so no muddy areas. Ropes helped on the rocks going up and down, but over all a nice climb. Views were spectacular! Saw lots of small groups, no dogs though. Highly recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

Steep trail, for about 1/4 mile but not slippery great views at the top. Bunker to explore, and Picnic table to rest and take photos at before you reach the top.

Nice views and good calf workout!! Would be a great sunset hike.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike! starts off the first half the way with a steep incline but has ropes to help through half of it. wouldn't reccomend going after a rain as it can get very muddy. lots of tree roots to trip over so watch your footing.

first pillbox is legal but second one you walk through private property so be watchful and kind or dont go!

2 months ago

It was muddy but it was worth every single for step. Moderate hike

hiking
2 months ago

Fun hike when at the North Shore. Nice views and very easy to do when it is dry.

Fun flowy trail for mountain bikers

Not too challenging. Views weren’t as good as I hoped but it was a little cloudy. Pillboxes are interesting.

nice hike in beginning has a nice incline for about 15 min then mellows out

trail running
3 months ago

The hike was great. Cover with tress for lot of shade. Muddy but had good steps. Saw a lot of dogs and couples. The first pillbox is right in front of you. The other is off to the right down the mountain side past the do not enter sign. There are a bunch of trails trust me. 2 miles turned into 4 looking for the other pillbox.

Short trail with nice view. A little climb on the way up so you get your workout in. Good for trail running on the trail too.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Some views, but fantastic terrain

hiking
3 months ago

Take great panoramic pics from the boxes

3 months ago

first 1/2 miles is a killer. High stairs all incline

Beautiful view. High traffic. Heavy cardio.

hiking
3 months ago

We’ve done this one twice and we have enjoyed it. The first part is very steep. We took a large dog and a small dog and they both did well. There were only a couple spots we had to help the little one.

hiking
4 months ago

Good fairly easy hike. The first .5 mile is pretty steep and if raining would be very muddy. You see the pillbox before you do the loop. The loop is not well marked and has many other trails that cross over.

hiking
4 months ago

Although this hike is quite short and easy, it's incredibly beautiful. Whether you want to explore more of the pine forest or sit atop one of the pillboxes and watch the ocean, you can spend a fair amount of time here. I LOVE the creativity of the graffiti in the pillboxes.

I recommend going when it's been dry, as the rain will just make this hike muddy and unpleasant. :)

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