The most beautiful wonderful and amazing place I had ever seen in my whole life.
When it comes to visiting the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu, hiking the Koko Crater Trail, also known as the Koko Head Stairs, has become a regular tradition for tourists. According to my view this is the heaven on earth.
With 1,048 steps to the top. The trail follows the steep hill that rises 1,200 feet above Kawaii Kai and overlooks Hanauma Bay. The trail is estimate at one and a half miles round-trip from the parking area and is usually rate at a moderate to intermediate level.
For me this is the heaven which is located on the earth.
Koko Head is often called nature’s Stairmaster, but humans helped the evolution of the incline by adding a railway during World War II in order to transport military personnel and supplies up to lookouts built at the top. Today, all that remains are remnants of the old lookouts and a trail lined with railroad ties.
Hiking up the Koko (Heaven on earth)
Head stairs is a great workout that will make your legs feel like jell-o and get you so drench in your own sweat that you will be able to wring your clothes out at the top. This hike is popular among athletes and locals because it’s such a great workout with gorgeous views to reward you at the top. People who do it regularly even time themselves running up.
Exhausted hikers sitting on the ground mark the entrance to the hike in Koko Head Park, Hawaii Kai. Follow the partially paved foot path behind the baseball diamond to the start of the railway. This is the part of the hike where some people get a little bit intimidated. After looking up at the railway and barely making out the ant-sized figures slowly making their way towards the summit is often enough to have most people second guessing themselves.
There are 1,048 railroad ties (steps) to the end of the railway. Then another 30 or so feet of walking to get to the look out points. The Koko Head stairs aren’t shaped evenly and are almost double the width of a normal stair so unless you are extremely tall. This could mean that you are either taking two steps for every railway tie or doing lunges up the whole way. Some of the ‘steps’ are very worn down as well as so there are some makeshift steps. And other areas where the dusty ground can be quite slippery.
This is a steep climb to the top of Koko Head Crater with spectacular panoramic views of the east Honolulu shoreline. The 1000 plus step-like walking track consists of abandoned railroad ties that run along the crater’s west side to the top of Koko Crater. The military used them previously during World War II. As part of an incline tram to transport supplies to a lookout post at the summit. Moreover a short drive from Diamond Head and Waikiki. This popular hiking trail can be access at Koko Head Park in Hawaii Kai. Moreover this is a great workout with a beautiful view at the summit – don’t forget to bring water! Visitors might also be interest in the Koko Crater Botanical Garden at the top of the crater.
However according to my view this is the bestest place in the entire world. You should have to go atleast one time in your life. I am definitely sure you can’t stop yourself, if you came atleast one time here.