The Lanikai Pillbox Hike, or otherwise known as the Kaiwa Ridge Trail, is one of the most popular hikes on Oahu. The views from the top, and even from mid-way up are breathtaking. All of Kailua can be seen in one panoramic view. The Lanikai Pillbox hike itself is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood, Lanikai. It’s not super difficult overall, but keep in mind that it’s still a hike where endurance and balance are required. It’s definitely not a paved-trail-type of a hike, so before attempting it, please do additional research to make sure that it’s the right trail for you. What’s right for one person is not for another. There are steep rocks to step on and over and slippery areas. There are also other people to pass along the way that may be on their way up or down at the same time, especially in the early morning, as this particular hike is very well known for its perfect location to watch a Hawaii sunrise. Early birds can witness some of the most magical moments as the sun rises over the horizon. A very special experience!
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Good Morning! Oh the beautiful Kailua sunrises. The world is so peaceful at this time of morning. Birds are chirping, and many people are still sleeping. I’m a morning person and I love the early time of the day. Kailua is on the East side of Oahu, with beautiful oceanfront real estate and world famous golden sand beaches. It is a true beach town, where life is a little slower, and people are even more casual than Hawaii is already know for. Board shorts, bikinis, sarongs are a daily fashion statement. Residents and tourists are often seen on bicycles. Kailua is also a great place for kiteboarding, for anyone who is brave enough to try the sport. (I like to watch them from the beach.). In a nutshell, Kailua is a great place to call home! #kailua #oahu
The Lanikai Pillbox Hike is popular at all times of the day with views of the Mokes, “Nā Mokulua” two islets off the windward coast of Oahu. Instagrammers and photographers can’t get enough of these two islets and the turquoise ocean water that surrounds them. Residents who call Lanikai home are truly lucky to have these amazing views year-round. They are very lucky to have Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park close by as well. It’s not surprising that Kailua is one of the most popular areas on Oahu. The Lanikai Pillbox hike is definitely an added bonus.
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Birthday sunrise hike. Lanikai Pillbox. Watching the sunrise is such a great way to start the day and to welcome another year. I love coming form Honolulu over the Pali to Kailua. 30 minute drive and I’m in a completely different world. In Honolulu I see some of the most amazing sunsets, so it’s nice to see the sun rise over the horizon once in a while. Kailua sunrises are breathtaking. #birthdayhike #hawaiilife
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Kailua is already a fun and beautiful beach town on Oahu. Having the Lanikai Pill Box hike right in the back yard is a much-added benefit that many locals and tourists love to enjoy. It’s great for exercise, and it’s also a great way to really relax and to connect with nature. Early bird gets the worm though. Seeing the sunrise is breathtaking.
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