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Koko Crater Trail, Honolulu
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Climb up 1,048 railroad ties along Koko Crater Trail to reach the summit of this Hawaiian crater, famous for its views and a large botanical garden. The rail ties were installed over 60 years ago to help carry military supplies to bunkers at the top. Today, it's a popular hiking and running spot. From the summit, you can see three islands on a clear day. Be careful because certain parts of the railroad path are crumbling, and some are quite steep. Bad weather can make the hike dangerous. Take plenty of water and supplies, use good shoes, and bring sunscreen. See Koko Crater Trail and all Honolulu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Honolulu tourist route planner.
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  • Literally. The climb up the inconsistently-gapped railway takes some guts and willpower, but the view from the top is amazing. You'll be treated with a 360 degree view of Oahu. Bring PLENTY of water, ...  more »
  • Trail on rails of a former railroad, physical journey, provide water, good shoes and avoid taking his backpack. The view from above is very nice, however, it is not worth of Diamond Head. Parking and free toiletries.
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  • Walked up here for sunset and took us about 25-30 mins to get up (not overly fit, but not unfit people) by the time we got to the top we were knackered, BUT it is so worth the panoramic views you get ...  more »