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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Did this short but steep hike before sunrise many times. If plan to, bring a flashlight. For first timers, the difficult part might be the bridge, but there's a trail on the right that goes around bri...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Do not be discouraged for 1800 steps, the trouble is all repaid once you get to the top! Hike has not to be missed!
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  • August 10, 2017
    I lived on the island for two years. It was only in my remaining days on the island that I ended up hiking Koko. It is physically demanding, but oh so rewarding when you get to the top.  more »

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