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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. Take a look at our Honolulu online trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Koko Crater Trail and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very challenging hike - straight up a mountain. Beautiful views though. Give yourself about an hour to complete - and bring a lot of water and sun protection!  more »
  • This is a very tough, but relatively short hike. We’re avid hikers, but not in the best of shape. It’s probably 45 tiring minutes to the top and took us a beautiful hour. The ties are mostly in good s...  more »
  • I’d be lying if I didn’t say this was somewhat challenging...the steps are spread out a bit in some places and with a new knee just 20 months ago it was a task, but invigorating at the same time. Wear...  more »

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