On one of my last days back home for break, my friends and I hiked up the Lanikai Pillboxes trail in the early afternoon. Brandon was the only one who had done the hike before but we were all excited as the trail is popular and the view of Kailua is phenomenal. The hike itself isn’t really difficult or strenuous, even for the beginner. I’m not an avid hiker at all and I found it to be a 2 on a scale of 1-5. The beginning of the hike is the most difficult part especially if you go after it had rained because it’s mostly dirt with only a few branches to grab onto. The bottom half is quite steep, but it gets easier after the first 5-10 minutes. The rest of the hike is a clear path and it’s easy to follow. We got to the top in about 35 minutes after stopping to take pictures and vlog (of course) and the view was definitely worth it!