Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Puu O Hulu – Pink Pillbox Hike

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Pu’U’ O Hulu, a couple of weekends ago and it was a seriously awesome hike!

This hike is on the West side of the island and I know some people have iffy opinions about going over there but we have done another hike on the west side of the island and have gone to the beaches over there many times and haven’t had any problems before! Do what is most comfortable for yourself!

Chad and I live pretty much on the West side of the island so any hike that is close to us, we are doing it!

Scroll down to read more on the Pink Pillbox hike!

How To Get To The Pink Pillbox hike:

If you are coming from H1 going towards Waianae you’ll turn right onto Kaukama. The trail head starts at the 10th light pole on the right hand side. You won’t be able to miss it, trust me!

Parking is pretty plentiful, it’s just on the righthand side of the road.

A Little About The Pink Pillbox Hike

I am honestly not too sure how long this hike is but it took us maybe 40 minutes to get up because it is a gradual incline the entire time. We kept stoping to take breaks from how tired I was!

The pink pillbox hike is a super clear path compared to other hikes on this island! This hike is definitely suitable for children in my opinion. There were a few people who brought their children that ranged in all ages.

I would wear sunblock for this hike no matter what time you go and definitely wear some sneakers!

Here are some pictures from the hiking route I took:

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Cool tree along the path of the hike

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Perfect “seat” within the rocks to sit in
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Half way to the top

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Views half way up – overlooking the Waianae mountains. Beautiful
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
So beautiful on this side of the island!
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Clear defined path to the top
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Almost to the top!

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Below are pictures I took at the top of the Pink Pillbox:

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
A group of people (not sure who) painted this pillbox pink in support of Breast Cancer
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
You’ll see a bunch of old Pillboxes on this hike
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Chad looking down from on top of the Pillbox

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Views looking down the mountain – that is Farrington Highway
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Beautiful ocean views at the top
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
I recommend hiking this trail in the morning before the sun moves to the West in the afternoon
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Be sure to wear some sunblock!

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
The answer to the question I asked Chad on our way up: “How did they get the cement, tools and everything up here to build the bunkers?” Most likely by this pulley system according to Chad

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Looking through the first Pillbox at the top
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
I’m not gonna lie – this is the hardest Pillbox to get on top of out of all the others if you’re short like me. I had to boost my self up using the lookout point of the Pillbox then Chad had to pull me up
Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
You’ll be able to see this Pillbox when you are driving towards it on Farrington Highway

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |

Chad and I hiked the Pink Pillbox, or Puu O Hulu, and it is such a wonderful hike! Compared to other hikes, this one has a clear path leading to the top! Click the image to read more about this hike! | @acrookedlife | Oahu Hikes | Oahu, Hawaii |
Chad inside the top pillbox

And that was our hike to the Pink Pillbox!

Packing List:

  • Sunblock
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Sneakers
  • Camera
  • Binoculars (I saw a whale at the top while Chad did some venturing on his own)

What other hikes would you recommend on the island? Comment below!

2 comments

  1. Alex

    I honestly didn’t even know there was a pink pill box, until last weekend when you and Kait both posted! Such a beautiful view from up there!

    Reply

    1. Danielle Crook

      Yeah a group of people painted it pink in support of breast cancer! If you and the family like to hike, you guys should check it out before you PCS! There were a bunch of families with all different aged children when we went!

      Reply

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