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Koko Crater Trail

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Address: Koko Head Park Rd, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: +1 808-522-7060
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What a Hike!!!

I am a "Senior" and this hike was a challenge but I made it to the top!!! This is not a hike for someone who does not regularly get exercise walking or doing some type of physical... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a "Senior" and this hike was a challenge but I made it to the top!!! This is not a hike for someone who does not regularly get exercise walking or doing some type of physical activity. It took me an hour and fifteen minutes up and another hour and fifteen minutes back down. As other reviewers have posted,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time climbing the crater. Some say you don't have to be in shape to climb it. I say wrong. I trained at the gym for four months on the stair climber. My time up was under 24 mins. At 59 years young I beat my husband up the climb. It's 1048 steps up starting at a 35' angle and... More 

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Varberg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

More an workout than hike. Took me 22 min to the top and I'm not fit but not unfit. It is a very hard hike with a stunning view. We did it for the sunset. Amazing but go down before its dark.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the backway to this trail. If you have a friend who knows how to get to the backside of this hike, do it! We started off with about a half mile hike along the lava shores, which was awesome. Huge waves but be careful as it can be slippery. After the shore hike, we hopped across the highway... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its absolutely great place...... but very hard and difficult to go there. Bring confortable and good shoes and enough of water. But lookout is excelent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was great hike. It is challenging. It's quit steep and is great workout. Make sure you bring water. My husband and I took the city bus out to the Koko crater from Waikiki. (Great way to save money getting around the island and easy to use.) After our hike we went across the street to Hanauma Bay to snorkel.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing! My husband and I loved it! Yes you thought it was never going to end, yes at stages you needed to stop and catch a breathe! But it was breathe taking! The views!!! Left me speechless! I would recommend water as a must! Covered in shoes, loose breathe-able clothing! Some fitness level would be recommended! As it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When people visit Oahu they feel as though they HAVE to do this hike. It's challenging and at times it can really suck if a person is not in shape, but it is not impossible. It will just take a little longer to reach the top if hiking or heights aren't exactly your thing. My fast friends tend to make... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the sight from up there is kind of nice, it is not much better than from the bottom or other higher ground in the vicinity. On the way you'll find more locals training than tourists visiting. Climbing up on the other hand is pretty hard. The "steps" are far away from each other and they are in really bad... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected a difficult hike but not steps with neither ground below nor a handrail. Unfortunately I could not finish the hike as it was too scary for me and I'll admit, too steep as well. My boyfriend who went up said it was not worth it compared to other views we experienced around the island - Makapuu, Diamond Head,... More 

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