Koko Crater Botanical Garden, Honolulu

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  • This is a very large garden built in the crater of a volcano. It has a couple of walking paths, one two miles long, and it has separate areas with plants from different parts of the world. The America...  more »
  • We walked the loop trail for a couple of hours and only saw two other people. You are walking in a crater with rock ledges above and around you. In the crater there are palm trees, plumeria trees and ...  more »
  • Tucked away off the windward side of Oahu is the Koko Botanical garden. It was a quiet place to see birds and flowers and some unusual plants. I was there in winter, so few plants blooming. It would b...  more »
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  • The walk up Koko Crater is NO JOKE. Prepare yourself with heaps of water and snacks for energy, probably in a backpack as I was crawling up on all fours by the time we reached the top. This hike is steep in parts, but the stairs are good and there was a constant stream of people going up when we were there. The view from the top is magnificent, however I would only recommend doing this hike if you're feeling well as I was a little under the weather and didn't enjoy the rewards of the hike as much as I should have!
  • It was okay. It's not the good season for most flowers, and the trail needs some TLC- litter such as a cigarette butt and old battery on the ground...malama ka'aina please. Enjoyed having the trail to ourselves- very hilly so wear good shoes. Nice but has the potential to be magnificent with a bit more TLC. 🌿
  • Stunningly beautiful. Such a difference from the tropical areas
  • I have walked the two mile loop at Koko Crater Botanical Garden many times. The Bougainvillea are well groomed and have surreal colors. I love them, they are a common shrub in Hawaii. Many of my attached photos include the Plumeria Grove in full bloom. The Plumeria is a flowering tree and the bloom smells fantastic. The Koko Crater Botanical Garden is nice if you want a nice peaceful walk. I do not recommend sandals or flip flops (slippers in Hawaii) for hiking here. Many places on the trail is quite rocky and I've seen quite a few people slip and fall. Bring water as you can work up a good thirst if you are in the sun much. I love the plants on Oahu Hawaii, they are quite unusual and beautiful.
  • Super easy hike - more like a stroll. Every different color plumeria, as well as trees and plants from other parts of the U.S. Wish there were signs for each plant.

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