Koko Head Hike

waikiki hotel pickups 7am daily


Do it...

Fitness enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and those looking for panoramic views.

Consider it...

Intermediate hikers, those looking to challenge their fitness.

Don't do it...

Individuals with mobility issues, poor cardio, and those uncomfortable with heights or steep climbs.

Name & Location

Koko Head Crater Trail, Honolulu, Oahu.



Length & Duration

1.8 miles round trip, about 2 hours.

Elevation Change

1,048 feet.

Best Time to Hike

Early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat.

Terrain Type

Steep railway tie staircase.

Weather & Climate

Typically hot and dry, minimal shade.

Features & Attractions

Panoramic views of Honolulu, Hanauma Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.

Wildlife & Flora

Limited wildlife, dry shrubbery.

Historical & Cultural Info

WWII military lookout point.

Safety Tips

Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, avoid midday heat.

Gear & Supplies

Water, sunscreen, hat, good traction shoes.

Water Availability

None available, bring sufficient water.

Maps & Navigation

Trail is straightforward, no tools needed.

Trailhead & Parking

Koko Head District Park.

Permits & Rules

No permit required, open from sunrise to sunset.


Not wheelchair accessible, physically demanding.

Trail Updates & Conditions

Check local advisories for maintenance or closures.

Camping Info

No camping available.


Summit views, Hanauma Bay overlook.


Popular among fitness enthusiasts and view seekers.


Start early to avoid crowds and heat.

Leave No Trace

Pack out all trash, stay on the path.

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