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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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  • By far the hardest and most exhilarating hike I have ever done. I had to convince my husband to come along and he loved it. We were just in awe of the whole thing. If you get the chance, no matter wha...  more »
  • This is a volcano! Yes, you will hike STRAIGHT up the side of the mountain to the top and you have two choices: Hike the railroad track or find the trail about 20 yards east that parallels the tracks....  more »
  • My sister and I are both active hikers, and WOW this was one the most physically demanding hikes either of us have ever done. The whole hike consists of walking up an old railroad track which gets pre...  more »