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“Wow!`” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Koko Head Crater Trail Hike

Koko Head Crater Trail Hike
8800 Kalanianaole Hwy, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
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Ranked #6 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Type: Hiking Trails
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walnut creek, ca
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“Wow!`”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Don't forget to bring water!! It gets very hot on the way up, but the view is amazing and so worth it!

Visited June 2013
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“I made it!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

That was a tuff climb in the middle of the day, great workout for your legs and cardio.It also gives great views of Hanauma bay and the west side of Oahu. This climb is not for everyone, but even if you only make it half way up they view will be worth it. Take lots of water.

Visited June 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Challenge overcome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Koko Head Crater was on my list of things to do while I was in Oahu several weeks. I set out to climb it one Saturday morning and was a little intimidated by it at first glance. A third of the way up I thought, "I can't finish this!" two thirds of the way up I though, "This is going to kill me!" and at the top I was glad to be alive and to have finished. I did sprain my wrist on the way down because the gravel and dirt is very loose and the train tressel is gappped. This is NOT AN EASY CLIMB. Only for healthy and determoined people. No shade and only a straight dusty uphill climb. Take a hat and plenty of water.

Visited July 2012
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“Accomplishment!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I was taken here by a friend who used to live in Honolulu. I read up on the reviews before the hike and to be honest thought all the hype about the hike being really difficult was just a bunch of whingeing by lazy american tourists. How wrong I was! The hike is actually quite difficult! Hard, in fact.

Ive been on 7 hour treks up mountains but in a way this was tougher because it is relentless, steep, stairs that burn your legs and get your heart racing. And it gets steeped the further up you go, cranking up the pain right until the end. There were some fit military guys in our group and even they had to stop several times along the way. You will encounter others along the way in alllll sorts of pain battling their way up. Facial expressions you didn't know existed haha.

Having said all of that it has been a real highlight of the trip so far. The views were fantastic and it was the perfect counterbalance to lying by the pool all day. You will leave with a real sense of accomplishment knowing that you conquered look head!

Visited June 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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“Bucket List!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you are an avid trail hiker, you MUST put this hike on your bucket list! There is nothing else like it anywhere that I am aware of! Be warned, you better be in good shape before you attempt it.

Visited May 2013
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