Run the Koko Crater Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii

Rate this Adventure 1.8 miles 820 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Will Parker

Test your endurance as you climb up to the Puu Mai, Koko Crater's highest peak.  

The 1,000+ steps left by abandoned railway ties make for a challenging hike up to the highest point of the Koko Crater.  This "run" is not for the faint of heart.  Step after step leaves your glues and quads screaming for a break, but don't worry, your efforts will be rewarded with a breathe taking view.  On a clear day you can see all three islands and the other side of the Koko Crater.  

The Koko Crater Trail is a popular destination for tourists, locals and athletes to train.  I recommend setting your coffee timer early to beat the crowds.  You will miss most of the foot traffic and witness an amazing sunrise.  Bring a wind jacket to throw on at the peak if you chose to hike in the morning.  With all those steps you are sure to break a sweat, especially if you attempt to run.  

Make sure you bring lots of water and let your significant other know you may need a lower body massage after this one.  BE CAREFUL where you step, some of the footing is unstable at points along the hike.  Enjoy the workout and have fun!

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