Hike: KOKO CRATER ARCH sponsored by The Aloha Bears

Ride share meets on 2/14 at 9AM in the Honolulu Zoo Parking Lot across from Hulas Bar.

The group will meet in the Halona Blowhole Lookout parking lot at 10AM then proceed on a short hike that will take you to a natural arch on the side of Koko Crater. The arch is a great backdrop for photos. The hike is relatively easy, but parts are very steep.

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Location: Honolulu, HI
Length: 1.25 miles round trip
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Elevation Gain: Steep
Trail Type: Out and Back
Entrance Fee: 0
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restrooms: No

While best known for its “stair-master” hike up an old tramway, Koko Crater has much more to offer than just a good workout and amazing views.  Located on the southeastern slope of this cinder cone is a natural rock arch. The trail to this site is fairly short, though there are sections that are incredibly steep, adding a little difficulty to the mix. There are two paths to take, the upper path brings you to the topside of the arch – it is a steep climb, but worth it. The lower trail brings you underneath the arch, providing a very cool perspective.

It should be noted however that the lower path consists of fracturing rock and is a steep and slippery climb, so please proceed with caution.

We will park at the Halona Blowhole Lookout parking area and walk to mile marker 15 along the highway.

After the hike, if there is interest, the group can swim at Halona Beach Cove know from the 1953 movie Here to Eternity.

 
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