Koko Crater

Posted by Dan on Mar 31st, 2008
2008
Mar 31

This is one of those hikes that I’ve known about for a long time but never got around to doing. I didn’t really get interested until I heard the City was thinking about closing it down. So last week I scouted around for the trailhead. Now I’ve done it. I’m glad I did it, I’m glad I’m able to do it, but my legs feel like rubber and I’m not going to make a habit of it.

The hike is about two Diamond Heads worth, but the Diamond Head trail has a lot of switchbacks. Koko Crater is one long straight grind, anywhere from 30 degrees to 45 degrees. Compared to Diamond Head, it’s not crowded at all. The endless track isn’t particularly interesting, but the views at the top are spectacular.