Pillboxes at Hawaii’s Lanikai hiking trail deteriorating

A popular Windward Oahu hiking trail sees countless hikers every day. How safe is it?

There have been concerns about rocks falling at the Lanikai Pillbox Trail, that danger is currently being addressed, but hikers have brought up new issues about the pillboxes and are worried they could one day come crashing down.

Ask any hiker headed up the Lanikai Pillbox trail and you’ll probably hear something like this. “The pillboxes, its quite a historic place and its an unbelievable view on Oahu,” said hiker Lasse Christiansen.

“I have been coming here for a few years and it is definitely deteriorating up there,” said hiker Noah Cronin.

“It looks like a very hazardous situation because a lot of people go up there with their kids,” said hiker Taylor Kennedy.

Many people climb on the pillboxes and the the concerns are that many of the support beams are rusty and falling apart. “It is only a matter of time before one breaks off and someone is going down the hill,” said Cronin.

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