Kammieland Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Haleiwa, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.2 miles
482 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


8 days ago

This is the same as the Ehukai pillbox trail. Do not go when it has been raining. There are several areas of mostly incline with tons of super slippery mud. It’s a blast. Lots of people go barefoot.
While this trail is marked as easy I hope this little warning is heeded by anyone who isn’t confident in their skills, I am overweight and out of shape and this was a big challenge for me. There are portions of all steps leading upwards. There was a rope near some more of the rough areas but the rope wasn’t that sturdy. The payoff was amazing. I cannot stress enough how worth it the view and experience as a whole was. Though I wish I had known how challenging it would be from the beginning. I wouldn’t have made it down without my friends. And of course this is just my personal (overweight and out of shape) experience!
There were people of all ages, shapes, and sizes on our way up!

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Nice short little hike with some nice views of sunset Beach. Be sure to explore around the rocks near the pillbox. come early for the hike and spend the rest of the day at the beach.

6 months ago

The forest is really amazing to walk through, straight out of Princess Bride. We unfortunately hiked right up into a rain cloud and trail down was incredibly muddy and slippery. The views when we had them were really cool but the forest was the best part.

8 months ago

Cool view. Slippery mud.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

We enjoyed this hike. We went on a Monday afternoon after a few days of rain and wind. We were able to find a parking spot at the park by the elementary (bathrooms at the park we’re not clean). The trail was wet and muddy from the beginning and continued to be until after the picnic table when you enter the final stretch. This final approach was dry from all the island pine needles covering the ground and path. There was only one major fork in the trail and we took the left fork that was marked with ropes. The pillbox was awesome with a great view and awesome graffiti. The path continues on to become another trail, so we returned on the same route and the descent was even more tricky then the ascent. We came out with muddy hands and shoes and legs. Definitely glad we had hiking boots on and water with us.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I love it for it’s quick workout, straight up, killer views, and I can take my dogs and not take all day.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This is just another name for Ehukai Pillbox hike or Sunset Pillbox hike.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The Kammieland Trail head begins right at the edge of the parking lot at Sunset Beach Elementary. It’s basically a hole chopped in the neighboring trees and shrubbery. This hole is a magical portal. Six steps inside and the rest of the world disappears. If you’re looking for a short, shady day hike and you’re already in the Sharks Cove, Pupukea, Sunset Beach area then go ahead and take half an hour to climb this hill; it really is a beautiful view. It’s not a trail I’d make a special trip for though. The drive out there is simply too long and the trail too short to justify it.

Read Full Review: https://astephengetty.wordpress.com/trail-blog/kammieland-trail/

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Slippery, fun for the kiddos

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Super slippery and a little rough today. Will have to go again when it isn't sprinkling. Kids enjoyed it, beautiful views.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Very nice short hike with beautiful views once at the top. I recommend wearing hiking shoes as it gets slippery after a rain shower. Definitely go to the 2nd pillbox as the view is amazing. Just follow the very small trail on the right side of the 1st pillbox when facing the ocean. It looks like you are heading down to nowhere but you will find it and the view is worth it!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pretty easy hike. Did it with our 8 year old son. Wear good shoes, there might be some pretty good mud on the hill straight up. There are a few ropes to help but some have been broken. Pillbox was nice and so were the views. It was a pretty nice afternoon hike

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Also known as the Ehukai Pillbox Hike. This trail is a relatively easy hike up the side of the mountain to visit 2 pillboxes leftover from the war. The views are great! Here is the review:

Park at Sunset Beach Elementary School near the playground. Don't go into the school parking lot, through the gate. On the left side of the gate, you will see a little path going into the trees. It's pretty easy to see right off the bat. Go ahead and follow the path and begin your ascent!

The Good:
- Shade, almost the entire way except for when you are at the pillboxes.
- Ropes are available during some of the steeper areas that could be muddy during the rain.
- Strawberry guava trees all over the place. Great eating when in season.
- Short hike. Round trip distance to the furthest pillbox and back was only about 1.8 miles.
- Restrooms near the parking area.
- Lots of parking. Make sure you do not park in the school parking lot.
- Geocaching available.
- Lots of other trails intersect with this one. Explore!

The Not So Good:
- Some sections are steep and will be difficult during times of rain.
- The second pillbox is technically on private property. Though the fence is down and the trail runs on, enter at your own risk.

Bottom Line: great family friendly hike for those on the North Shore who want to go explore.

Yelp!: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ehukai-pillbox-hike-haleiwa

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