Koko Head Crater Trail

Trail and Outdoors & Recreation
Honolulu, HI 96825, United States
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    • 6:00 AM–2:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–4:00 PM
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    • 6:00 AM–7:00 PM
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  • What you need to know
    kristina marie s.
    "be sure to bring water, a hat, and wear sunscreen!! esp."(8 Tips)
    Masumi K.
    "Great hike and is good for exercise and to get back into shape!"(4 Tips)
    Regina M.
    "I was sore for days, but definitely worth the view!"(10 Tips)
    Alex L.
    "Take your time and as many breaks as you need."(2 Tips)
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  • Joshua A.

    Check out the cave just beyond the top of the stairs. It's deeper than you think and has a couple side rooms.

    Joshua A. · June 11
  • Jack G.

    Awesome hike. Good for anyone around 12 and up. View from the top is splendid. If you're in really good shape, try and scale it in 20 mins

    Jack Gashi · February 19
  • Barbara D.

    Drink water!

    Barbara Dutra · January 12
  • Paige C.

    Bring water and pace yourself! It's worth it! Go for the sunrise and bring some food for the top. The hike down is a bit strenuous on the knees so bring hiking poles if you can!

    Paige C · January 8
  • Do-Hee J.

    Last third of the ascent is the toughest but the view is well worth the effort. If you're moderately in shape, you'll be able to make it to the top with some honest breaks in between.

    Do-Hee Jeong · January 6
  • RACHEL YoungW L.

    계단 간격이 넓고 꽤나 경사 지기때문에 조심! 무릎 안좋은 사람들 진짜 조심 ..

    RACHEL YoungW LEE · January 4
  • Matthew M.

    Beware of bees by the bridge

    Matthew Michihara · December 31, 2014
  • Terence C.

    Crazy workout! Get ready to feel the burn in your quads plus every other surface of your expose skin. Feels like torture. Bring a towel and water. Watch your step coming down as it can get slippery.

    Terence Chan · October 1, 2014
  • Clay C.

    Bring water, lots of it. Pace yourself and take breaks. And take lots of photos!

    Clay Chastain · August 8, 2014
  • Dave R.

    BRING WATER! I got very dehydrated on the way up because I did not bring enough... Also, may not be good for those who are not in shape

    Dave Richard · May 21, 2014
  • RACHEL YoungW L.

    꼭 가봐 ㅎ 살빼는데는 최고 겠다 ㅋㅋㅋ!!

    RACHEL YoungW LEE · February 16, 2014
  • Suma R.

    You'll be hurting afterwards but well worth it! Takes about 45-60min to go up.

    Suma Reddy · February 3, 2014
  • Angelo C.

    Amazing views. Go early (around 6-7am) to beat other people trying to go up, since it gets busy with tourist

    Angelo C · September 3, 2013
  • Berni

    The pink section is a little hairy and scary...be extremely careful w every step.

    Berni · August 29, 2013
  • Michelle D.

    Use the trail that goes alongside the bridge if you don't want to go over the bridge. Also, when you reach the top of the stairs, make sure to take the trail up for a 360 view!

    Michelle Dvorak · August 5, 2013
  • Joem C.

    Going to DH in a few

    Joem Costes · July 4, 2013
  • Bobbi-Jo A.

    Take your time, enjoy the challenge, and celebrate your accomplishments big or small!

    Bobbi-Jo Asher · June 23, 2013
  • Marco Z.

    The trail is really hard but this is the best place for look the sunrise!!!!! Love it!!!! 20-25 minuts to be on the top!!!! 13 minuts my time:))) try to be more Fast if u can

    Marco Zeta · June 5, 2013
  • Dave A.

    Use a camelback on all hikes. Frees your hands up for better balance and pace.

    Dave Ambrose · June 2, 2013
  • Irene O.

    Bring water

    Irene Odonkor · May 21, 2013
  • Jeremy J. L.

    One of the best views on Oahu and great cardio! It's an easy trail but the hike is long and step. Being water and wear as little as possible.

    Jeremy J. Lynch® · May 13, 2013
  • Damian D.

    Make sure to bring water!

    Damian Davila · April 28, 2013
  • Paull Y.

    If you can climb to the top in 15 minutes I'm impressed!

    Paull Young · March 26, 2013
  • Tian Q.

    You know this is serious when you don't see the same horde of little Japanese tourist girls from diamond head anymore

    Tian Q. · December 3, 2012
  • Paul K.

    Bring lots of hydration!

    Paul Klink · September 8, 2012
  • Richard R.

    You will feel the pain for 3 days.

    Richard Revilla · September 4, 2012
  • Edrea

    15 minutes is my time to beat! Let's do this! Beast um!

    Edrea · May 30, 2012
  • Obake

    If you have a hard time going down, try going down backwards.

    Obake · May 20, 2012
  • Alex L.

    Take your time and as many breaks as you need. Careful on the way down.

    Alex Lao · March 29, 2012
  • Massage Dork W.

    24:33 up today. Cool gentle breeze @9:20.

    Massage Dork Waikiki · March 19, 2012
  • John C.

    One step at a time... WELL worth the journey!

    John Campos · March 15, 2012
  • Chris B.

    Challenge your wind on the way up & your agility on the way down. Oh, & don't stop at the end of the tracks. The view is on the other side!!

    Chris Barber · February 26, 2012
  • Ed O.

    This pic was taken from the lookout above Koko Head Terrace and Koko Head District Park.

    Ed Oshiro · February 4, 2012
  • Massage Dork W.

    Start SLOW and finish strong!!!

    Massage Dork Waikiki · February 3, 2012
  • Ed O.

    Koko Head Terrace in the upper foreground at the base of Koko Crater.

    Ed Oshiro · January 27, 2012
  • marla p.

    great place to go hiking and a good exercise!!!

    marla patricio · December 30, 2011
  • Traci C.

    Advanced trail, highly elevated so air is thin making it hard to breath. Bring a bottle water and don't be afraid to take as many breaks as u need.

    Traci Ciccarelli · December 14, 2011
  • Ryan R.

    Rest before you try it!

    Ryan Reyes · December 6, 2011
  • Obake

    Bring water.

    Obake · November 27, 2011
  • marla p.

    awesome place to go hiking.

    marla patricio · November 1, 2011
  • Keegan D.

    If you are freaked out about the bridge you can go around on the dirt trail on the right going up and left on the way down... Idk if someone said this already but everyone forgets

    Keegan Drummond · October 15, 2011
  • Hawaii J.

    Nice view!!!

    Hawaii Junkie · October 8, 2011
  • Obake

    Don't forget your water?

    Obake · September 18, 2011
  • Elena M.

    Careful on the way down Koko Head can bite back

    Elena MacPhee · September 15, 2011
  • Nicole K.

    30 minutes to the top.

    Nicole Kato · September 2, 2011
  • Nicole K.

    Make it up and down in 45 minutes!

    Nicole Kato · August 24, 2011
  • Karen M.

    The go early tip is not to be ignored. There is no shade and heat makes it that much harder. Bring water. It may only be a mile, but a strenuous one (even challenging for an athlete)

    Karen Man · August 7, 2011
  • Regina M.

    The ultimate stairmaster! I was sore for days, but definitely worth the view!

    Regina Marasigan · July 11, 2011
  • Glenda R.

    Best to go before the sun comes up or right before it goes down.

    Glenda Ramirez · May 24, 2011
  • Yongchae S.

    It's good common courtesy to give right of way to the people coming down.

    Yongchae Song · January 22, 2011

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