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Koko Crater Stairs

Hawaii > Oahu > Waikiki
Summary
Length1 mi
Elev. Gain1200 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeView
The Koko Crater trail has an interesting history. The ties in the trail were laid down as a part of an incline tram system during the World War II era. Start off slow in the trail to avoid fatigue. This trail offers great opportunity for a powerful cardiovascular as well as muscular workout. So it is a favorite trail for high-level endurance athletes like marathoners and boxers. However, you can enjoy the trail even if you are not an athlete.

From the parking lot, take the paved path that curves towards the crater. The trail is unmarked, so you need to be careful not to miss the steep and narrow dirt trail to the right. The trail begins to get progressively steeper.

Roughly halfway up the crater you will find a 15 foot deep gully. Though this does not pose too much of a danger, you could be seriously hurt if you misstep. Pauu Mai is the true summit of the crater, which is marked by a concrete powerhouse. The spot offers a unique vantage point from where you can get a breathtaking view of the Hanauma Bay.
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Best time to go
Before 9 am or after 3 pm

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
21° 16.824' N
157° 41.513' W

Driving Directions:
Head east on the Kalanianaole Highway and turn left on Lunaiilo Home Road. Take a right on Kaumakani Street and follow it to Anapalau Street. Turn right and continue to Koko Head District Park. The trailhead is near the lot next to Mike Goes Field.
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Weather Report for Honolulu, HI
Mostly clear. Breezy. Isolated showers after midnight. Lows 70 to 77. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 80.0° F
Relative Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 30.05"
Dew Point: 73.0° F

Winds from the ENE at 18.0 mph gusting to 22.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.02"

Sunrise: 6:11 AM
Sunset: 6:54 PM
Weather reported from Kailua Beach, Kailua, HI (KHIKAILU58)
Forecast
Thursday
Sunny and breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 82 to 90. East winds 10 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 70 to 76. East winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Isolated showers in the morning. Highs 82 to 90. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows 70 to 76. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:42 PM
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