Koko Crater TrailCurrently Open
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Koko Crater Trail
14.57% of people who visit Honolulu include Koko Crater Trail in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
79.02% of people start their Koko Crater Trail visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Koko Crater Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Koko Crater Trail
Koko Crater Trail Trips
Koko Crater Trail, Honolulu Reviews
I wanted to quit three times going up. I run half marathons & this kicked my tail!! The view from the top is breathtaking & worth the climb! Take lots of water! Good shoes. Lots of sunscreen. Another hiker told me to keep my feet on the wood vs the dirt as it can be slick & cause a fall. There were several men literally running up to the top and back down! Going down is so much easier than up! Stick with it!
I did not give this hike the credit it deserved, and it kicked my butt. It's not easy at all, but it's rewarding beyond comprehension. It's more than just the view (although the view is amazing), but this was truly the first hike that I've done where I got to the top and was so proud of the accomplishment. The hike is tough, but doable, and like others have said, be careful on the bridge, especially coming down. Take it slow and stay focused, and you'll have no issues.
I think the only thing that let me walk all the way up there was the weather, it was a little cloudy and windy, and my sheer determination. If it was sunny I would not have made it! Take a lot of water with you and don't forget to take breaks. If you are a normal human being you have nothing to prove! Just enjoy the views and really challenging way up. But it's certainly worth every sweat.
Very challenging, and worth it. I got to do this trail on my last day in Hawaii. If I had one more day I would do it again. It was difficult but many places to sit and rest. People of different fitness levels were all on this trail. Slow and steady, you can do it. Bring water, we went during the hottest time of day but it was less crowded.
Definitely a workout to get up and down this trail. We are not in shape people and it took a while with several breaks on the way up. The views at the top are by far worth the effort. Its a great free thing to do while on the island. If your not fit, keep in mind this hike may make you sore afterwards if you have other activities planned.