7 Photos to Convince You That Hiking to Oahu's Lanikai Pillboxes for Sunrise Is Totally Worth It

Wake up early and climb this trail before sunrise for unforgettable views.

The Lanikai Pillbox Trail is arguably one of the best hikes for sunrise on the island of Oahu, and the views are worth the hype. If you're debating whether to get up early to hike and catch a sunrise, here are 7 photos to convince you that the Lanikai Pillbox Trail is worth getting up for! 


Awesome views of the town below.



At times you're hiking along a mountain ridge.



Check out those islands!



Almost to the Pillboxes.



Water, mountains, and sunrises make for stunning views. 



The sun illuminates the ridges. 


Convinced yet? Definitely add this trail to your list when you visit Oahu! For more information on trip planning including lodging, restaurants, and ocean activities, visit the Oahu Official Travel Site

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Abby ShepardExplorer

Photographer + Blogger + Ice Cream Enthusiast +Marketing Director at Delaware State Parks