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Koko Crater Trail, Honolulu

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Hiking Trail
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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  • Be prepared for a decent walk up to the top. The stairs get gradually steeper with a portion a near the top being elevated above the ground which tends to throw people off as there are gaps your foot ...  more »
  • Is a straight track on railroad tracks, which gets steeper as we move. From the top, the view is spectacular! Worth it, but you must be in good physical shape.
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  • I recommend hiking this at dark-thirty in the morning with a flashlight and celebrate not just sunrise, but also your accomplishment of making it to the top with its incredible views. (As one pulls in...  more »