Koko Crater Challenge - Honolulu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    05:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Goeas Baseball Field, 423 Kaumakani St, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Want to squeeze in an island workout where the locals work up a sweat? Join a guide to make the climb up popular Koko head Crater, where over 1,000 stairs provide an island fitness challenge. Over a distance of .7 miles, this climb gains over 1,000 feet and is sure to elevate your heart rate. All the effort is worth it, however, for the sweeping view from the top, and your local guide will keep you motivatedthroughout the 2-hour experience.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Koko Crater Railway Trail, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Koko head Lookout

Duration: 30 minutes


Light refreshments

Local guide

Pictures taken by your guide

Running and health tips


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Feb-2022

    Fantastic guide on this adventure! Beautiful views on this challenging and fun trip, great spot for pictures

  • 11-Aug-2021

    Our guide Kawika was the best…. It was 6 of us and we all have different strength levels. Without Kawika I don’t think we’d all make it to the top of Koko Head. Kawika made sure we all safely made it to the top and back down. He made sure to always stay with the last person in our group to make sure we were good. An added bonus he bought us water and healthy snacks to keep us moving. Plus he took some awesome pictures of us along that way. Although you could do this trail alone for free we seen even the fittest people struggle going up and coming back down. I would highly recommend Kawika if activity if it’s your 1st time. If you’re thinking to yourself I didn’t come to Hawaii to hike, think again…. The views were definitely worth the hike.

  • 30-May-2021

    Kawika was super knowledgeable and incredibly patient with me going up those stairs!! The stairs were difficult but the view was totally worth it. Wonderful guide, will totally do this again when I come back!

  • 18-Apr-2021

    Hard work, but the view is so worthwhile! I’d definitely go again and push to get to the top a bit faster.

  • 05-Feb-2021

    Koko head Trail is an amazing hike and I 100% recommend. Just don't pay for it! This is a free activity!

  • 01-Mar-2020

    5 Things You Must Know 1. The hike is up old railroad tracks and though it is like climbing stairs, they are not stair steps 2. The steps can be as much as 2½ to 3 feet apart so you have to stretch to go up or down 3. You must wear athletic shoes that grip dirt/sand; NO slippers, loafers, or sandals. 4. Hydrate in advance of your climb and bring water, even if a small bottle from 7-Eleven 5. Wear sunscreen – you will be in direct sunlight the entire time you are on your hike I’ve gone on hundreds of hikes worldwide and though each is challenging physically (i.e. it gets your heart rate up to 170+ for a sustained period, up to an hour or more), what makes the Koko Crater trail hike unique is that you are going up old railroad tracks; NOT stairs, though they have added steps where there are large gaps in the tracks. (2) The average vertical rise in stair steps is 7 inches, the rise in these “steps” can be 20” to 30.” Or put another way, it is not going up 1,050 steps which are of equally distanced rise, but it can be a step-up of 2-3’ in certain sections. (3) Going down is more difficult than going up, and certainly more dangerous (i.e. slipping and falling, not down the mountain but on your bottom). You have to be mentally prepared that even though gravity is your friend when going down, you have to be mentally alert and take each step down very carefully. (3) NO place for water or food, NO water fountain even in the parking lot before the hike; bring fruit, protein bar, etc.

  • 17-Feb-2020

    You do not need to pay anyone to do this hike. Take the city bus number 22, it’s cheap and will take you pretty much right to the trail head. This was an AMAZING hike. So worth it for the beautiful view at the top. Bring water and take your time. It’s more daunting coming back down so just be careful. If you’re in decent shape you’ll be fine. Don’t miss out, you’ll feel a huge sense of accomplishment! Loved loved this hike!

  • 04-Sep-2019

    Got a taxi from Waikiki, $35 and 30 min trip, arrived about 8.30am, would recommend arriving earlier as it is hot even at 8.30 in the morning. Trail opens at 6am I think, a better time to start anyway. We are in our 50's, almost 60, and not fit but doing pretty good for our age. That said, this is not an easy trail and if we went again I would do some training beforehand. The railway sleepers are not like stairs, they are all over the shop, high, low, far apart, missing, rotting and very steep, especially at the top. We made it to the top in just under an hour, taking it easy with many short breaks. There were many people on the trail at this hour, all ages and fitness levels and all seemed to be doing it bit by bit with lots of rests, totally the way to go. The view from the top is amazing and so worth the effort. In some ways the decent is almost worse than the climb, fighting to keep balance with the steep decent, but much quicker going down. My advice.... Do some fitness training beforehand Go early to avoid the heat Drink plenty of water Take it at an easy pace with lots of rests - enjoy the view on the way up Be mindful of others on the trail that are fitter or less fit than yourself Just do it, you wont regret the view from the top, so worth it

  • 21-May-2019

    このハワイでの最高の思い出ができました。 yovoさんには、ホテルへの送迎から写真、水 フルーツの準備、車内やトレイル中の会話 ど、すべてにおいてパーフェクトな対応を ていただき、感動いたしました。ぜひ、次 のハワイでもyovoさんの会いたい!と二人の どもたちも絶賛です。ありがとうございま た。

  • 08-Apr-2019

    I don't understand why people are paying money to do this. This hike is completely free! I would suggest going by yourself I'm taking your time. Bring water and snacks and relax at the top how long will it taking plenty of breaks on the way up. This hike is awesome! Just don't pay for it!

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