Hike Koko Head Crater Trail

Koko Head

Get a real sweat going and earn that extra plate lunch you're about to eat and reward yourself with 360 degree views of the island, then take your wobbly legs back down. 

When you're looking up the hill, don't get too intimidated, there are old grandmas and young kids hiking up these tracks. Take a sip of water, muster your mental toughness and put one foot in front of the other. Once you're moving, there's no way you'll turn back! When you get to the top, soak it in for a minute, and think about what you accomplished! If you're really looking to get after it, it's best to show up early in the morning before the crowd gets there. Also, there's no shade, so it's ideal to hit this trail while it's not too hot. Once you're spent, if you're heading back into town, be sure to make a quick stop at Diamond Head Market & Grill and really reward yourself!

Pack List

  • Running shoes
  • Athletic clothes
  • Water
  • Mental toughness
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 1000 Feet
Activities Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Scenic

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Hell of a Workout

Take an old rail track straight up a mountain for some epic views of Diamond Head and the South shores. I don't recommend this in the middle of the day.

Great hike, no direction

The hike is good but took us just as long to find a good entry point as it did hike up. We didn’t climb on the arch as it had been raining the past few days and we didn’t feel comfortable. If you’re looking for a better entry point we walked left past the parking lot and around the corner then crossed the street and climbed that way.

Great View!!

Finally made the trek up Koko Head the other night... the hike itself is not thrilling but the view is definitely worth it! Make the journey on a full moon for an awesome lunar display!!


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