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Koko Crater Railway Trail

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Koko Crater Railway Trail

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Tim D wrote a review Sep 2020
156 contributions18 helpful votes
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Demanding trail is more difficult than it first appears. The base starts fine but further up it can get difficult with the climb and the trail condition. Uneven footing with the rail ties deteriorating. Saw some locals running it, but they are more athletic than you realize. Beautiful view from the top as well as some WW II ruins.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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getreal2me99 wrote a review Jun 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii476 contributions8 helpful votes
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Are you up for challenge? This hike is one of my favorite for sunrise hike. The park is open 6a so need to park outside if planning to come earlier than that. Don’t forget to bring your flash light. It is approximately just over a mile round trip with a 1180 feet gain elevation to the summit. The stairs is about over 1 thousand steps and once you pass the bridge, the incline becomes more steeper. This will test your stamina and endurance. Good for cardio workout. Though, once you reach to top, it is very rewarding. Panoramic view of the windward side including Hawaii Kai up to Diamond Head. Just about 360 degrees view rather. Stunning view of the sunrise. Just a reminder, always stay safe and pay attention to your surroundings; don’t get too close to the edge. When climbing the stairs, pace yourself; you’ll get to the top eventually. And hydrate.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Kelly wrote a review Jun 2020
Ewa Beach, Hawaii53 contributions6 helpful votes
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This I would rate more as a workout vs a hike as to me a hike you take in nature as you do it and can also let your mind go a bit and just enjoy the moment.. this “hike” you really have to be mentally on at all times.. one slip or mess up can be pretty detrimental. I can say it was not relaxing at all until you reach the very top. The panoramic view from up top makes the 1 mile vertical elliptical workout worth it. The views are stunning of north shore beach and neighborhoods. It is much cooler/windy up too so that definitely helps bring your body core temp down. We saw a few geckos and centipedes up top too, so be careful where you sit on rocks. Cool military history here! Definitely take your time going up as well as coming down. You may want to wear a camelback first water vs carrying a water bottle so your hands are free to grab the train rails for help if needed. Definitely recommend to have water though especially if in the mid day as you won’t be blessed by the shade on this one. This is a great workout for sure and we saw all ages and types of fitness levels making it.. one ..step ..at ..a ..time.. 💪
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Robin V wrote a review Jun 2020
Indiana646 contributions88 helpful votes
The views are amazing and cannot be beat but the effort to get up the 1048 railway steps make this a 4/5. My wife and I are 51 and are in good shape. We run and bike most days. This was much more difficult than we thought. The steps are not regular steps but railway ties with gaps between most of them. Make sure you take some water. A snack would be good also because it may take you longer than you think. When you are done drive over to the Moana Cafe for a delicious breakfast or lunch.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ice wrote a review Apr 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii48 contributions13 helpful votes
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I live here in Oahu and this is my favorite hike/workout in the island. I always take my friends here visiting from the mainland and most of the time they question me why, why, why I’d take them here but I always tell them, it is so worth it when we get to the top (and I love seeing their smiling faces when we reach the top). Most of my friends that I bring here had the hardest time at the bridge, this is the infamous drop off. You will be walking over a 40-foot drop. So what I usually recommend if you decide to carry on, go on all 4’s and bear crawl it. There is also an alternative path around to the right side if you are scared of heights. The trail itself does not have a lot of shade so bring plenty of water to hydrate and for cooling off. Go early in the morning or late in afternoon to avoid mid-day heat. I prefer sunrise hike, less crowded and weather’s perfect. Once on top, the views are amazing, 360-degrees view of water, mountain and coast.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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