Sokehs Rock, Pohnpei

4.6
#3 of 9 in Parks in Federated States of Micronesia
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
A rock formation peering over its namesake peninsula, Sokehs Rock remains one of Micronesia's landmark geographic features and serves as a major challenge for adventurous hikers. Allegedly created by a magician ages ago, the rock offers sweeping views of a lagoon and northern islands. As you navigate your way up a well-defined trail, look for abandoned buildings and old cannons dating back to World War II. Persistent bird watchers often report spotting the short-eared owl, a shy and threatened species. Don proper shoes for this demanding hike, and bring some bug repellent. To visit Sokehs Rock on your holiday in Pohnpei, and find out what else Pohnpei has to offer, use our Pohnpei tourist route planner.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Sokens Rock is striking simply because the rest of the island's hills are covered with greenery. You can easily see it from the airport. I drove around Sokens Island trying to get a better view of it,...  more »
  • February 19, 2017
    Car down the grassy path to walk, about 45 minutes. Middle placed Japan army during the second world war anti-aircraft gun rusted remains. Summit Observatory as to have, you can surround the island atolls, Pohnpei airport overlooking the town of Colonia.
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  • February 14, 2017
    It is a steep climb to the top, but well worth the effort to get the view at the end and to see on the way the various guns and other machinery that has been left there many years ago.  more »

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Where to stay in Pohnpei

The accommodations in Pohnpei are primarily concentrated in Kolonia and along Nan Mal Road. Standard hotel rooms and more expensive resort stays are available, along with some apartments available for short rentals. However, the number of accommodations is fairly limited, so pre-booking is advisable. Many of the hotels offer airport pickup and car rental, along with onsite restaurants, bars, and tour booking services. Pick lodgings next to the lagoon, or farther out of town for easiest access to the landscape at additional cost.
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