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Address: Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

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What A Hike

WOW!! What a hike to get there, a tough one. But well worth the exercise. The view is spectacular. For all hiking enthusiast, come here and go to the WWII canons on the otherside..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2014
Alan K
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

WOW!! What a hike to get there, a tough one. But well worth the exercise. The view is spectacular. For all hiking enthusiast, come here and go to the WWII canons on the otherside..

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Honolulu, HI
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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I would reccomend Sokes Ridge Hike, its easy to get to and a really good work out. Takes about 30 minutes to make it up to the top from the switch back- which is as far as you can drive. On the way up there are some abandoned buildlings and gun relics, interesting. The view is great, this island is... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Sokehs Rock is a symbol of Pohnpei. But way to top is very hard. Car cannot goes to top. You must go by walk. Above rock is small mine.

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Canberra, Australia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
72 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

It's quite a nice walk up here about 3km round trip from the switch back. (before it gets really really steep) You can start lower if you want a bit more of a leg stretch. So this walk is to the top of the peninsula behind Sokehs rock. When you finish the steep climb you will see a few buildings.... More 

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Nashua
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Family of four with two small children. We did this hike as part of a "land tour" from The Village Hotel, with several other hotel guests. The hike is about a 10-minute drive from Kolonia. The hike started at the base of a steep jeep trail which cuts up the side of Sokehs Ridge. If you had a decent 4x4... More 

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Lisbon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Steep climb but every step is rewarded 1000X when you get to the top. Amazing views from up there. Cool WWII Japanese guns that are also very interesting to see. It's something that you really have to do.

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rainb0wtraveler
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150 reviews 150 reviews
20 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

We took the road that was barely marked "Sokehs" and kept going and going. Through a residential area, through lots of tropical plants, more houses (watch out for dogs or people walking on the road). Maybe 20 minutes before we got to a clearing and could see the views. It was very pretty, I'm not sure if we made it... More 

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U.S.A.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

A bit steep at first but doable for kids and adults. You will see WWII guns in the middle of the jungle and a gorgeous view of Pohnpei harbor down below.

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San Antonio, Texas
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206 reviews 206 reviews
26 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The path is pretty clear up the Rock, and en route there are a number of ancient WWII Japanese gun emplacements, long disused of course. At one point, the rock face requires pretty intense scaling, though there are pipes you can leverage off. At the top, there are not only pineapples (!) but also the absolute best views on the... More 

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Fremont, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

We hired Ward from The Village to drive us around. He took us all over the island and to Sokehs island. From the top of the hill you could see the rock. Very nice view. Oh the hike up the hill we visited some Japanese WWII AAA batteries. Then over to the Cell Towers for a great view of the... More 

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