Koko Crater Railway Trail

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Koko Head/Crater area; Hwy 72 to Koko Crater hike 1100 demanding steps up a railway - great workout for great views of the area east of Waikiki.

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Eric Gardins (174)

9 Completed2 Reviews

Great Views at the Top!! The trail is very repetitious with the railroad ties, but at any point you can stop, turn around and have an amazing view! we brought our 4 year old, and while he made it to the top on his own, It was a bit to much for young kids in our minds (Friends recommending trails for kids got this one mixed up with Diamond Head Trail). I have seen MANY mentions of Bees and that is a very fair statement. The Bee's reside under the Bridge and favor the left beam on your way up. if you are allergic you can go to the right side of the bridge and take a side trail around the bridge. Try to go earlier if you can because trail can get very hot with lack of canopy. also trail can get very busy at times so be prepared to heed right of way. Enjoy the trail, we sure did!

Joel Lolkema (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike up. Watch out for the Hornets nest on the left side of the bridge. Few people got stung going up. Stay to the right side of the bridge climbing up and you should be fine. This is as of July 28 2015.

Caralee West (63)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Awesome hike!! Watch your steps on the way down. Go early and take water. Looks a look little intimidating but you can do it.

Giuseppina Hoehb (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Sinn Von (324)

20 Completed4 Reviews

It was great! The view of the trail as we were driving in was intimidating but as we got started it wasn't as bad as it looked. The only part that the difficult was probably the open railroad tracks can there were bees.
Of course all those steps were challenging but so worth it at the top!

David Day (132)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Insane leg and hip workout

Nickalus Randle (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It's a workout: LEG DAY!!!!

M Liv (252)

7 Completed7 Reviews

Very steep ascent. View at the top is definitely worth the effort. Listed as 40 mins here? I ran up and down it in that time. Hiking would be double that easily, because most folks stop and have to rest 2-3 times along the way up. Bring a good camera and better running/hiking shoes. Don't wear sandals! Lots of tourists show up in flip flops and don't make it half way.

Amber Carter (193)

7 Completed4 Reviews

Mike H (84)

6 Completed5 Reviews

Great views