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Koko Head Crater Trail

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 4.3 (23)

This is a popular, difficult trail on old railway tracks with incredible panoramic views from the top.


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Point to Point

1,174' 358 m

High

214' 65 m

Low

960' 293 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

34%

Avg Grade (19°)

91%

Max Grade (42°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers

Description

The trail is steep and crowded. You’ll be climbing 1048 old military railroad ties to the top of Koko Crater. Your reward will be incredible panoramic views. Going down is even more difficult because the trail is steep and you do not want to miss the steps.

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Mirek Wierzbicki

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  4.3 from 23 votes

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  4.3 from 23 votes
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Hiking down the steep railroad ties is even more difficult.
May 10, 2018 near Waimāna…, HI
Panorama shot from the top of the pillbox at the very top.
Aug 2, 2019 near Waimāna…, HI
One of many railway ties
May 10, 2018 near Waimāna…, HI
Koko Crater
Nov 26, 2017 near Waimāna…, HI
Koko Head Crater: West View
May 11, 2018 near Waimāna…, HI
Hanauma Bay from the summit
May 11, 2018 near Waimāna…, HI

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Jul 6, 2021
Steve Hutchings
45 up and 25 down 0.5mi
Dec 27, 2020
Tianlong Yun
Dec 11, 2020
Kristy Slibsager
Sep 27, 2020
Roxanne Jensen
2mi — 1h 49m
Jan 31, 2020
Christa Isabel Ann
Jan 3, 2020
A Chun
0h 36m
Nov 13, 2019
Timothy Lane
Very steep. Not for beginners. Do it for the challenge not the view. The view is great but just as good other places.
Sep 7, 2019
Wenyu Wang