Koko Crater Trail

Hiking in Hawaiʻi Kai

This 1.8-mile round-trip trail is not for anyone with a fear of heights. The fully exposed route leads for almost a mile along an abandoned wooden-tie rail bed to reach the summit of Puʻu Mai (1206ft). There’s no shade, but the panoramic views from atop the extinct crater’s rim are worth the effort.

Turn north off the Kalanianaʻole Hwy (Hwy 72) onto Lunalilo Home Rd, which borders the east side of Koko Marina Center, then turn right onto Anapalau St, which leads into the community park where you’ll find the trailhead.