26 days ago

There is no relief from the sun, bring lots of water, otherwise a decent afternoon outing. There was a bit of vog too, so the view wasn’t the best.

I’m here regularly and enjoy taking new visitors on this hike. Fairly easy to navigate and paved to the towers. Offers a stunning view over Hanauma bay and back to Diamond Head and Waikiki.

1 month ago

In typical fashion, I billygoated in parts but stopped in places where my eye saw something worth taking a photo (hence the longer than normal time). I went the route of the antennas first thus bypassing the lava trail leading the Hanauma Bay. But going back to that trail, it was like Mars. The climb back up was nice and I was thinking about how nice it was to have good grip on my hiking shoes. Not that it was too gravel like some hikes I've done, but it truly helps when the terrain is dry too. The day was windy which was a blessing considering that it would be brutal to hike that with little to no wind. Beautiful colors, beautiful day.

Paved pathway most of the way up. Definitely tiring going up, but it's a beautiful view the whole way up, so stop along the way a few times to enjoy. Must have skipped part, as we didn't see the loop.. Just went to the top and back.

Wouldn't call it a hike but still a super cool view of the water, interesting rock walls and the spitting cave of course. Worth the stop.

Awesome view! Had a blast snorkeling.

3 months ago

Scenic hike, easy...wondrous views. Plan appropriately for crowds.

Great hike with great views. Take a camera and some water. a lot of steep parts but they dont last to long. Not to bad for anyone in decent shape

The trek up to the towers is paved and easy. If you choose to continue the loop it will get fairly technical. At times the trail fades. Use your app to stay ion track and have fun. Beautiful views of the bay, ocean and Koko Head Trail.

4 months ago

Wow; the view, the perspective given the ledge and drop off, and an awesome spot for raw Hawaii surf. Definitely tread cautiously and if you can take the ladder down to the surf.

If you are not in awe of the magnificent combination of natural beauty on display in this short but stunning hike, well, you either don't really like nature or your eyes are closed. What it has is a diversity of island landscapes, mixed terrain, ocean sounds with views of a crystal blue bay, mountains and whales. It also has a vast array of plants and birds. It packs in a lot in a very short distance. Stop reading and start living. Cheers!

4 months ago

Very much enjoyable space
We went through an alley and there was rope to hang on to for the decent. A few memorial plaques help confirm the need to be aware of caution of surroundings.
Take in sights and power of the amazing beauty of nature

4 months ago

The Koko Head Rim Trail is a 4 miles hiking loop with fantastic views of Hunauma Bay (an old volcano crater) and the furthest most point on Oahu. The route has no shade, so bring water and wear sunscreen. Child and pet friendly.

Here's the route:
1. After departing the parking lot, take the entry road uphill and turn right at the T intersection.
2. Continue to the gate at Kalanianaole Hwy 72
3. Cross the road to Hunauma Bay entrance
4. Turn right on the service road and cross the gate
5. Continue to the top (1st mile)
6. Turn down the trail and head along the Hunauma Bay ridge to the coastline
7. Continue up and over the saddle ridge
8. At this trail point, decide if you want to head down to the ocean cliffs or follow the loop (2nd mile)
9. Continue on the loop back up to the paved road (3rd mile)
10. Follow this road back to your vehicle (4th mile)

Here's the comprehensive video for the hike:

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This trail is amazing although you start on a pavement. It is possibly short trail, but you will stop many times to enjoy places and views on Hanauma bay, Koko crater, arch, big waves, maybe also a lot of whales (as we saw them in january). Landscape is from different planet, don't forget to go down to the sea level to see the arch, beatiful surroundings! Bring a lot of water, as here it is always very hot (unlike on short Koko crater railway hike, where you dont need much water). Walking is easy here, for everyone, but can be complicated near the arch in steep passages.

It’s an ok hike, great views but please be aware of the elements! It can get unforgivably hot! Bring water and sunscreen.

5 months ago

This isn’t really a trail... but an amazing place to catch a sunset and whales in the winter!

5 months ago

5 months ago

Sunset !!!

6 months ago

Get ready for some pretty serious elevation changes, what a workout. Go for 4 miles.

nice views comparable to Daimond Head, Punchbowl, & Waipio park. Although be carefull on Ahukini side and Sandys side climbing the walls due to fact of weathering and crubbling rocks.
other sides seem solid.

7 months ago

Not really a hike, but super fun nonetheless.

It’s not really a hike, more like a steep five minute walk. I would NOT recommend bringing kids as it’s windy and narrow.

Found it! It didn’t fall out when I stumbled by the mouth of the bay (though it would have). It actually had fallen out an hour before getting in a bunker by the towers. Good thing I traced my complete path.

9 months ago

Well, if you find a Garmin Edge 1000, it’s probably mine. I guess it fell out of my pocket when I fell over by the mouth of Hanama Bay.. see track.


Any help appreciated


9 months ago

Walking Koko Head is definitely not a lush landscape, and in fact seems more like the Mars Landscape then a piece of paradise. However, the views and interesting lava flow formations are interesting to see. As a bonus for me, I found the Koko Head VOR station and three Fire Control Stations that serviced Diamond Head batteries and a local Battery 155 (155mm mobile gun on a Panama Mount). Unfortunately I did not locate the the remains of the Panama Mount, but but quite possibly it is where to VOR is built since that would be an ideal location. 2 of the 3 Fire Control Stations could be entered, one is locked behind barbed wire in a secured area due to transmission towers.

Continuing walk out to the water is barren but beautiful. Watch your step though, the small pebbles turn into marbles at time. As you near the mouth of Hanauma Bay and begin walking back inland, there is a sign recognizing an old Hawaiian village site and to be respectful. Up from there is the mini valley with the striated lava formation on the hillside.

Do this hike early or on cloudy day since there next to no trees for shade. 2l-3l water is good too.

Beautiful view but not much of a hike

11 months ago

I parked at Hanauma Bay parking lot for free (Only before 7am, after 7am is $1) and made my way to the entrance which is located next to the bus stop off the main road outside of Hanauma Bay. The trail starts off as a paved road but if you wish to make your way to the rock bridge, the trail gets steep and slippery due to loose rocks. Make sure to pack water and sunscreen as you'll be in the sun the whole time. The view at the rock bridge was worth it. Overall a good hike.

11 months ago

This is breathtaking! I would not advise jumping. We might have gone on a more rough day, but I still don't think there is enough room at the bottom to land safely. It's not the height of the cliff itself that's scary or dangerous, it is the rocks at the bottom and tide being SO extremely strong! Enjoy the views and bring water! The rocks you sit on will start to roast you.

on Koko Head Rim Trail

11 months ago

This hike is dog friendly.
Bring sunscreen or a hat because there will be no shade. Only 2 trees to stop under and hide from the sun on your way down one of the slopes.
Theres a total of about 3 slopes to get to the bridge and cave. I would suggest you looping around and not going the same way you come down from.

Monday, July 10, 2017

I don't carry a wallet when I run and about half a mile in, you enter a park that has a $7.50 fee.

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