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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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  • We set out for this as heard great things. Man it didn’t disappoint tough wee climb up this. We did it at 1pm so was very hot better in the morning. Pick a clear day as the view from the top is amazin...  more »
  • The place is beautiful, but you have to go, if you go during the day, very protective, Cap and water already in the late afternoon, water and light. Book 1:30 up, check out the view and calm down because it is very tiring.
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  • Fantastic views when you get to the top, make sure you take plenty of water, wear a good set of trainers and don’t forget a camera!  more »

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