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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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  • After having gone to the hanauma bay, and seeing the impossibility of power do stairway to heaven, we find this is amazing. Certainly you must be physically fit, and bring muuuuucha water. Many are steps and it involves an effort that is well worth. One of the best things we did in Hawaii! the views are great, but beyond that, the incredible thing is do it... and finally feel that you did it!
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  • one of the best legal hikes to do in hawaii... best time to go up and catch sunrise is 4:30am... things to bring along: 1. water 2. flashlight 3. sweatshirt (for the top, if waiting for sunrise) 4. go...  more »
  • I hiked this with my 20 year old, fit son. I am in my mid 50s and made the mistake of trying to keep up with my son. (Made it up in 40 minutes) Take it slow! I had to rest at the top and was concerned...  more »