Koko Crater Trail

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  • Address: 7602-, 7604 Koko Head Park Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Trail, Park, Hiking Trail

Koko Crater Trail - Review

Beginning with a hike of 1,048 steps built more than 60 years ago, the Koko Crater Trail is a treat of nature’s untouched pathways. The crater is home to a botanical garden where you can explore hundreds of species of plants and flowers and see a variety of birds.

The lookout point is however, the most popular place- owing to the stunning view all around. Do make sure you see the sunset from here and take in the view of the coast. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Honolulu itinerary 4 days.

Koko Crater Trail Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.

Koko Crater Trail Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How To reach Koko Crater Trail by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Kalanianaole Hwy + Opp Hanauma Bay R
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a local Cab
  • By renting a Car/Bike 

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  • Koko Crater Trail Address: 7602-, 7604 Koko Head Park Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825, United States
  • Koko Crater Trail Timing: 24-hrs
  • Koko Crater Trail Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Koko Crater Trail(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Koko Crater Trail: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Koko Crater Trail

  • 47.71% of people who visit Honolulu include Koko Crater Trail in their plan

  • 72.2% of people start their Koko Crater Trail visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Koko Crater Trail

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

93.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Koko Crater Trail

People normally club together Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail while planning their visit to Koko Crater Trail.

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  • I recommend coming here for a good work out or to enjoy the view. Parking is free and I suggest you get here in the morning since it won't be too hot later on. Most of the regular or fit athlete comes here in the morning like at 5 or 6am. They usually finish the run pretty quick but for most people who don't exercise like me then it can take anywhere from 1 hour to 1.5 hours if you take some break in between. I recommend wearing shoes with some traction since there are dirt and you have to get a grip when going down. There is one part where you can take a side trail if you are scared of height. This part is about 40 feet drop from the floor and you just have to be careful. I've seen people done this trail in flip flop and even dogs doing it. It isn't hiking but more like climbing 1500 steps of stairs. Once you get up to the top, it's worth it since you get a nice breeze and take loads pictures. I definitely recommend a bottle of water, some sun screen and shoes with traction or grip of this is your 1st time. I don't consider myself a outdoor hiker but anyone can do it. This trail is going to get your whole back wet and legs shaking and even stomach cramping. Overall, many locals run on this trail for their workout and there is a reason for that. Great workout with a rewarding view at the top versus a stairmaster that don't give the same feeling.

  • This was a brutal hike, even for someone who hikes regularly. But the view is so worth it. A few notes: bring water, a camera, and good shoes. There are quite a few people on the trail so be prepared to make room and share the space. There's a part with a bridge, so if you're afraid of heights like I am, take your time and be careful, or take the longer path around that part. Bonus: there's a bunch of cool WW2 building left up there with graffiti on them, and a view of the other side of the mountain if you go up further. Be careful though, it's very windy and the cliffs are no joke.

  • An amazing trail. Really great work out up and balance going down I recommend never stopping unless you are seriously physically uncomfortable. Power trough it and win!

  • Killer little hike, but gets busy on the weekend. Sketchy railroad ties are your steps to the top. Be sure you got the right foot ware on. You’ll def feel it if your looking to get a burn. I’m in reasonable shape and the first time was challenging. I felt coming down was just as challenging. But what a view at the top!

  • One of the hardest things I've ever done, but I was in average shape at the time. Started the hike just after sunrise, and I was sweating buckets in about 10 minutes. I took my time going up, stopping to catch my breath. Start early, wear a hat, bring water!! Enjoy the view at the top. There's a spot where the ground underneath the tracks drops away, so if you're afraid of heights that might make you nervous. Just stay focused on the tracks.

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