Koko Crater Hike

Koko Crater Hiking Trail (commonly mistaken for Koko Head) is a popular 1.5 mile round trip hiking trail comprises of 1,048 railroad tie steps rising 1,208 feet gain. It’s a great workout (actually kicks your ass) and can take the average person about an hour or more to get to the top although many do it in 20-minutes or less. The panoramic views from the top are awesome. On a clear day, you can see all along the Windward coastline, Honolulu, and even Maui, Molokai and Lanai Islands. 

Koko Head is the headland that defines the eastern side of Maunalua Bay along the southeastern side of the Island of Oahu. Koko Head (at 642 ft.) is an ancient tuff cone that is dwarfed by its neighboring tuff cone, Koko Crater, with its peak, Kohelepelepe (or Puʻu Mai), rising to 1208 ft. Koko Head itself has three significant depressions or old vents, the largest of which forms the well-known Hanauma Bay.