Lanikai Pillboxes, Beach, and BBQ

Aloha! Come join the OHA (Oahu HIkers & Adventurers) on an easy hike up to the Lanikai Pillboxes, then cool off at the beach, and then relax and chow down on some yummy grub at the Kailua Beach Park. Food and drinks (except alcohol) will be provided for by the OHA. It is free to all paid OHA members, but there is a $5 charge for non-members and $2 for children (for your convenience, you may pre-pay via paypal). Please RSVP by 25 Feb so that we may gauge how much food to get.

** please indicate on your RSVP if you choose to do just the hike or BBQ.

We will link up at 0830 at Kailua Beach Park parking lot, take accountability, and then carpool out to the trailhead at 0900. This hike is probably one of the easiest trails I've been on, with a great panoramic view of the entire windward side.

About this trail:

Length: very short; less than 2 miles total
Elevation: not high at all; maybe a couple hundred feet
Suitable for: anybody with two legs and at least one arm; pets (hamsters, goldfish, and turtles to the first Pillbox only) and children friendly
** click on link for more information (but not necessary):

Bring: water, snack, sunblock (no cover at the summit), glove will be helpful and camera. Safety first, and know your limitation.

The BBQ team will link up at 0900 - 0930 at the Kailua Beach Park and then begin setting up. Food should be ready by the time the hikers return from their treachorous grind up that never-ending trail...and maybe a dip in the cool water.

THE MENU (although may change if not available):

Meat: Steak, Chicken, Burgers, Veggie Burger, Hot dogs,
Sides: Pasta or Mac salad, Rice, Salad w/ ranch, Fruit platter, chips
Dessert: Cookies
Drinks: Juice/Gatorade, Soda, water

*** As with all my hikes:

Safety Tips for Hiking:
Inform a friend of your route and your expected time of return. Never hike alone or go beyond your capability . Always bring water, basic first aid kit and rain gear, just in case. Do not drink stream water which contains biological impurities STAY ON THE TRAIL. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND SAFETY. Plan your hike by knowing the terrain to be covered, the length of the trail, weather conditions, time of day, and hazards along the trail. Allow ample time to return before nightfall by figuring 1.5 miles per hour. Carry proper equipment, including a first aid kit and plenty of water. Wear proper shoes and clothing. Stay on the designated trail and be extra cautious when crossing streams and walking on wet, slippery trails or on loose, crumbly soil or rock. Hike in a group and keep track of those in your party.

** I enjoy this trail very much and plan to re-visit it; you are all more than welcome to join me. All are friends and I will do whatever I can to help, but I am not a trail/tour guide and cannot be responsible for anybody else. Anyone who joins me must understand that they venture this hike at their own risk. All are expected to heed the warnings, know their capabilities, and be well prepared for this hike. Thank you for understanding.

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  • John L.

    It was a fun time! Friendly people and a fairly easy hike.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice hike and good food!

    March 3, 2013

  • Ken

    We have a carpool plan in place; Justin is the POC [masked] - Meet at the 2nd level parking lot of Ala Moana Shopping Center, right outside of Sears

    - Be there at 0800; departure is NLT 0815.

    - Call Justin if you have any question or can't find the group.

    March 2, 2013

  • John L.

    Would I be able to do the hike with sneakers?

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      March 2, 2013

  • Paul C.

    Can you still sign up? I tried to RSVP and it said there is not enough room to attend and RSVP is closed. Thanks, Paul.

    March 1, 2013

    • Ken

      Pual, for the purpose of accountability and making sure there's enough food for all those who signed up, I had to close the RSVP in a timely manner. Perhaps next time.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be coming to the hike and the BBQ

    February 28, 2013

  • Ken

    Please indicate if you are only doing the hike; we don't want to get too much food and have to let it go to waste. Thanks!

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm taking care of the veggie burgers and "hot dogs" at the BBQ. Please let me know if you are vegetarian, so I can plan. Thanks!

    February 25, 2013

    • Erica

      Me too

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Ken

    Hello everyone! I just made a small adjustment to where we will link up (click on location to see exact rally point). We will meet and head out at 0900 and walk to the trailhead (about .5 miles) where we will hike another .7 miles to the pillboxes. The whole trip should not take more than 2 to 2.5 hours. That spot is also where the BBQ will be set up. We have a very large rsvp list, so parking may be limited; please make your travel arrangements accordingly. You may want to bring your own chairs as bench spaces are scarce. A reminder, if you're planning to join us for the BBQ, there is a $5 charge per adult and $2 per kid to help cover the costs. See yall soon!

    February 24, 2013

  • Bach

    Anyone carpool from town to this meetup?

    February 20, 2013

  • Erica

    Already signed up with another group

    February 15, 2013

  • Ken

    Please do not RSVP with more than one Meetup group; I don't want to miscount and end up getting too much food. Thanks :-)

    February 15, 2013

  • Danya

    This sounds so fun! I do hope you will do it again when I don't already have commitments.

    February 13, 2013

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