Koko Crater Natural Arch Hike

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Phone (808) 395-3096
Address 423 Kaumakani St, Honolulu, HI 96825
A short hike to a natural arch.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles • Hiking: Level: Difficult
• Hiking: Level: Easy • Hiking: Nature Walk • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views

The Koko Crater Natural Arch Hike is a short hike at around 0.5 miles (each way) so around a full mile if you do the entire out and back trail. The majority of this hike is easy for most but those who attempt hiking up the arch itself report that it can be quite difficult and dangerous.

That combined with the fact that this is an unsanctioned hike that also requires crossing a major road and hoping a tourist enjoying the ocean view doesn't plow you down make this a hike we suggest you skip. Besides, you'll get the same views by parking at Halona Blowhole.

If you ignore our advice we can tell you that most people who do this hike park at Sandy Beach (Koko Head Park) and walk towards Halona Blowhole and Eternity Beach where they cross the street and work their way along Koko Crater while paralleling the street before the path works its way up.

When you reach the arch we suggest stopping at this point. Those that feel the need to climb the dangerous arch will do so regardless of what we say so best of luck to you. Hopefully you at least read Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out.

The arch can be very slippery in parts and if the wind is blowing expect that to only add to the difficulty. If heights aren't your thing then expect some extra fear in your journey.