Koko Crater Arch Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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Koko Crater Arch Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

8 days ago

Made the trek this morning at sunrise to the arch, and the view was gorgeous! Definitely worth the wake up call. Climbed atop the arch for a better view, and the climb up the arch is a little sketchy. It looks like there may have been a rope at one point, but no more. Didn't attempt the trek to the top of the crater today, but would like to attempt it eventually.

hiking
21 days ago

25 days ago

Challenging and awesome at the peak/arch, just wish it was a little longer...!!!

25 days ago

1 month ago

Didn't go on top of the archway itself but when I was coming down from the Koko Head ridge trail I noticed the path that connects this trail up to the ridge trail. Gotta be on all fours to get up.

hiking
1 month ago

This by far was the most challenging hike I've ever been on. It's only a mile but took 3-4 hours to complete up and back. The steep incline over the arch is the most terrifying to come down. For the adventure seekers this will be a challenge! I will stick to the koko crater stairs which took less than an hour up & down!

1 month ago

2 months ago

Amazing short hike if you go when the sunrise and the sun is coming through the arch.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy fast hike great views

hiking
4 months ago

I love this hike. Nice and short and the views of the coast and the arch itself are amazing. Great place for a sunset as well! For more information about this hike, check out my blog post!

https://www.thehikinghi.com/single-post/2017/03/05/Koko-Head-Crater-Arch-Mini-Hike

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome short hike, starts from the rocks across the street from the Halona Blowhole east of Honolulu [good place to park just above the beach]. It can be hot and windy as you are exposed all the way to the arch. The easier way to get under the arch is to hike around the left side while holding on to the rocks on your right. Most of the slope is covered with loose rocks and you will slip some. You can also go to the top in front of the arch and step to the right, but you need to be fairly tall to reach the handholds. Use common sense and caution, as a fall will cause an injury. The view is amazing and once you are under the arch, you have a nice place to sit and enjoy the breeze.

5 months ago

Amazing