Koko Head Crater Trail

Trail and Outdoors & Recreation
Honolulu, HI 96825, United States
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  • Kalani (.

    Come early. And be prepared for mega-cardio.

    Kalani (DJ GiNSU) · May 29, 2010
  • Masumi K.

    Great hike and is good for exercise and to get back into shape! The view is pretty good, too. :) So it is your reward for reaching the top.

    Masumi K. · August 22, 2010
  • Scott C.

    So worth making it to the top!

    Scott Chan · March 19, 2010
  • Hawaii J.

    Nice view!!!

    Hawaii Junkie · October 8, 2011
  • Regina M.

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

    Regina Marasigan · July 11, 2011
  • Yongchae S.

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

    Yongchae Song · January 22, 2011
  • @JaymesSong

    Don't forget to bring a bottle of water and leave slippers at home

    @JaymesSong · December 17, 2010
  • Randy J.

    Park at the Koko Trail Head. Walk the path all the way to the top of the crater. Take your phone and check in with Foursquare from the top. You're the king of the world!

    Randy Jordan · July 27, 2010
  • Nicole K.

    Make it up and down in 45 minutes!

    Nicole Kato · August 24, 2011
  • Dj H.

    There's shame in going around the trestle

    Dj Hi-Lo · December 9, 2010
  • Masumi K.

    Amazing view from the top! It was quite the reward after running up the whole trail.

    Masumi K. · August 22, 2010
  • 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
  • Glenda R.

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

    Glenda Ramirez · May 24, 2011
  • Paul K.

    Bring lots of hydration!

    Paul Klink · September 8, 2012
  • Alex L.

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

    Alex Lao · March 29, 2012
  • 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
  • Obake

    Don't forget your water?

    Obake · September 18, 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
  • Jessica L.

    When going up/down, try not to take any break until you reach the top/bottom.

    Jessica Liao · January 2, 2011
  • Karmik D.

    Early morning 6-10 is a great time to go. Or 4-630 in the afternoon. Or anytime on an overcast day

    Karmik Dzn · June 4, 2010
  • Matthew M.

    Beware of bees by the bridge

    Matthew Michihara · December 31, 2014
  • Clay C.

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

    Clay Chastain · August 8, 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
  • Bobbi-Jo A.

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

    Bobbi-Jo Asher · June 23, 2013
  • 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
  • Obake

    Bring water.

    Obake · November 27, 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
  • 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
  • Jon F.

    If u make it in 20 minutes there's a 6 pack of Heinekin waiting for you! LOL

    Jon Felarca · January 4, 2011
  • 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 · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Richard R.

    You will feel the pain for 3 days.

    Richard Revilla · September 4, 2012
  • RACHEL YoungW L.

    꼭 가봐 ㅎ 살빼는데는 최고 겠다 ㅋㅋㅋ!!

    RACHEL YoungW LEE · February 16, 2014
  • RACHEL YoungW L.

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

    RACHEL YoungW LEE · January 4

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