This is a short (1 mile roundtrip) intense hike (1000 feet in elevation gain) up the side of Koko Crater on an old rail line. It is a challenging hike but doable for most fitness levels. The climb is its own reward and reaching the top is its own accomplishment. There's a great view of Honolulu, Diamond Head and Hawaii Kai at the top.
Duration: 60-90 minutes.
Dangers: Some slippery railroad ties, loose gravel, and spaces between the railroad ties on the bridge that you have to be careful with your footing. Trail running shoes is recommended as footwear.
Directions: From Honolulu head East on the H1 all the way through Hawaii Kai. Turn left onto Lunalilo Home Rd go about half mile, then turn Right onto Kaumakani St. Follow to the end of the park. Meet at the very Top End of the Parking Lot. Google directions here: http://goo.gl/maps/fNfql Parking is free.
We will go at our own pace up the hill and regroup at the top. Bring water.
You must RSVP to attend this event.
Disclaimer: If you join us for a hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. Read the full disclaimer here.