Koko Crater Trail, Honolulu

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Koko Crater Trail

  • 30.16% of people who visit Honolulu include Koko Crater Trail in their plan

  • 73.07% of people start their Koko Crater Trail visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

93.76% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Koko Crater Trail, Honolulu Reviews

  • do not underestimate this hike! you will need to pack water and dress comfortably. you will be tired if you are not active prior to visiting. i suggest you stretch and prep yourself. it's a grueling uphill battle but the reward is so worth it once you are up there. if i were to come back to the islands, this would be one of my top 3 things to come back and do!

  • It is a tough hike to get up there so do bring water and dress lightly. However the views are incredible from here. There is also a trail on the ridge to go on which offers amazing views of the coastline. It can get very narrow on the ridge and light rock climbing is required, nothing too intense.

  • Once you get up top, the view is fantastic. The trip up, however, is a slog: straight uphill, with several gaps in the track. There’s also a gun range nearby so your trip will be anything but tranquil. Diamond Head has better views is a more serene experience in my opinion. If you’re looking for a great quick workout, this is your spot.

  • Awesome sunrise hike! But it is a real workout!! Make sure to take a headlamp (or flashlight) if you go for the sunrise. It takes approximately an hour to get to the top from the bottom of the tracks. Be prepared for crowds and two-way hikers when you leave after sunrise. Great views of the island. Highly recommended!!!

  • I did this hike on my second day in Oahu. So worth going up there. I am not going to lie here, My family and I took lots of water breaks. It is like going on the stairs master, but worse. The views up there are incredible. I would to do all over again. It took my parents and I about 2 hours to do the round trip. I talked with some locals and they saod that they do this hike 3-4 times a week for their workouts. It was a great way to meet people. It gets really warm fast, I would recommand bringing water and leaving early (before 9) to avoid « traffic ». This hike is very high in traffic.

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