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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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  • My husband and I took on the Koko Crater trail on Feb 2nd. It is and old railroad track used in WWII that leads to pill boxes on the top of the Volcanic crater which reveals an amazing panoramic view ...  more »
  • This hike has a serious grade to it. You are hiking along an old tramway that has not been maintained. The space between the railway ties is fairly long and often you must step down between the ties a...  more »
  • This is a very popular hike. Tons of people there when we climbed it. It is really steep and challenging but because it is so short it is do-able. Great views from the top. People are lively and court...  more »

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