Sokehs Rock, Pohnpei

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#3 of 13 in Parks in Federated States of Micronesia
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. Make your Kolonia itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • It's worth the hike up (you can either take a taxi to get you to the end of the paved road or walk, then walk the rest of the way) - very peaceful and breathtaking views  more »
  • We did not climb the rock. We did hike the ridge. Very beautiful. Made it to the TV tower. What a view. We could see the entire airport. The sun was hitting the water just right. Sparkling array of co...  more »
  • Yesterday, we climbed up to the Sokehs Rock, which is a very steep cliff that stands up just west of Kolonia. Total height difference is approximately 225 m. 150 m consists of a very steep djungelstig with sometimes boulders, soil and decaying plant parts, as it is in the jungle. Pretty slippery, you go and looking for grip with both hands and feet. The trail ended at a large tree trunk, from which the rope stuck off to the side of a steep slope. It got slippery and search grip with his feet for not falling down in the jungle in the US. Up on top we got sweaty and dirty. Sat in the shade under a tree and rested for a while. Seemed like we were the only ones who climbed up on the Sokehs Rock that day. It grows pineapple up there but we found none. Down went the easier. We were really tired, but very excited and proud when we came down. Met a Pohnpeian who told me that when he was a child for 35 years since this was his playground, the kids climbed up and played there.
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  • The hike up to Sokehs Rock is difficult and involves some climbing. The climb up the rock itself looks scarier than it is, but is still not for the faint of heart. All that said, the view will have you coming back again and again. Nothing beats the view. Nothing. Bring a headlamp so you can watch the sunset.
  • Beautiful place and strong rock.
  • Iconic rock visible everywhere in the town and the airport.
  • Best view ever
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