Ehukai Pillboxes

MODERATE 237 reviews

Ehukai Pillboxes is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Haleiwa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
659 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

washed out

Very family oriented, wide, easy, well graded trail. Only thing to watch out for are the junctions to the pillboxes and when its raining, it can get slippery. Some rope sections which could come handy when muddy and slippery.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Steep, initially yes. The steps and ropes help in some places. The view from pill box 1 is beautiful. We tried to take the loop at the top, but couldn't find the turn from the road - it's confusing at the junction of 3 roads - so came back the same way. (Some blazes mark a side trail the used by mountain bikers.) It was pleasant nonetheless. Once back by the beginning of the road found the other end of the loop, but it's obscure. Use the map on this site to keep from going off trail. It began to rain as we began our downhill return. The mud, rocks and roots get slippery fast with very little moisture. A walking stick might have saved me from my fall. Not a flip-flop hike although there were plenty of people in them.

hiking
16 days ago

Trail is very pretty with some cool trees. There is a neat bunker at the top that you can walk in. The trail is not marked well and I ended up taking a different trail for a while.

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hiking
22 days ago

Great short hike lot of up hill climbing.

hiking
27 days ago

Just finished this hike. It's VERY steep and slippery from the mud so take a trekking pole or stick if you have one. Use the rocks to stop your feet from sliding and hold on to the trees that line the trail for balance and to help you lift yourself up. You'll need your hands so be sure to take your belongings in a backpack or leave them in your car. Once pass the steep muddy stretch you'll see a picnic table that has a view of the beach. Rest here if you need to but from that point you're only a few minutes from the Pillbox. The trail splits off to the right which I didn't venture off to since no other hikers were going that way. The view from the Pillbox is nice and it's super breezy up there. I'd recommend doing this hike with at least one other person because you may need to help each other on the muddy sections. Overall it's a great hike for beginners. I'd definitely do it again.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Reasonably easy trail made somewhat challenging by slick mud when there have been recent rains. Great views of the northwest end of the island and surfers down below as well as two interestingly graffitied pillboxes. Can be a bit of a challenge to find the trail from the first pillbox to the second but just follow the ridge downward, keeping in mind that pillboxes were placed strategically on the ridge overlooking the ocean.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice simple hike and a beautiful view of the ocean

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great view

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail, well defined. Great views of Sunset beach at the top