Koko Crater Natural Arch Hike

Phone (808) 395-3096
5 stars from 3 reviews
Address 423 Kaumakani St, Honolulu, HI 96825
A short hike to a natural arch.

Features
• 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

Matt Anderson's Take
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.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Another amazing east Oahu hike with amazing views.
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chantel
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Koko Crater hike is a tough one! Take water as it's so hot. Make sure you got the right shoes too. The views are amazing one you get up. You can see Hanauma Bay and the whole ocean. Take a camera too you wanna catch these moments. Must do if you come to Hawaii!
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Kerrie R
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 44
Likes Received: 0
This hike is not for faint hearted, this is such a hard hike, we got up really early and headed up for sunrise. We thought we were fit, however this was not a walk in the park, I was okay, however we did have to take a couple of stops. A word of advice, take it one step at a time. It is worth it when you get to the top. Time lapse the sunrise/sunset - something that you just have to do - You have perfect views of Hanauma Bay also!
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