Lanikai Pillboxes Ka’iwa Ridge Trail Hike

265 Kaelepulu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734, USA

68 Recommended


  • Hike
  • Chilling

The Lanikai Pillboxes hike is well known for being one of the easiest hikes on the island and one of the most scenic. That’s a rare combination. You can complete the hike in an hour or less if you wanted to. But once you see the sweeping views of Kailua and Lanikai from the ridge, you may want to spend more time on the trail. If you take this trail from the pillbox entrance all the way around to the other side of Lani Kai beach it's 2.0 miles ONE WAY. The two pillboxes are within the first 1/4 of the entire thing. Challenging but a great hike for someone looking for a bird's eye view of the east side of Oahu and Kailua :) It can get hot but the breeze is nice. If you park near the entrance to the pillboxes you're looking at about a mile walk back to your car if you take the ridge around one way.


  • Dog friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Food Nearby
  • Hotel Nearby
  • Restrooms
  • Lodge Nearby


72.4 F (22.4 C)

Wind: From the SE at 7.0 MPH Gusting to 19.0 MPH

Humidity: 85%

Pressure: 1015(mb)

Dewpoint: 68 F (20 C)

UV: 0.0

Visibility: 16.1(km)

Precip: 0.00 in (0 mm)

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