Koko Head is located in the eastern part of Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii. It is close to the famous snorkeling resort Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. They are both dead craters, but the former is higher than the latter, and the latter has been covered by sea water to form a bay. In Koko Head District Park, there is an abandoned railway track leading to the top of Koko Head, which was built during World War II to transport supplies for military personnel and facilities on the top of the mountain, with a total of 1048 sleepers. But now it has become a popular place for local people and tourists to climb the mountain on foot. Some people can reach the top in twenty or thirty minutes, while others need more than an hour or even give up returning halfway. The reason is that the railway is straight up and down, mainly divided into two parts, the first half is relatively gentle, many people can accept, the second half of the slope makes many people fear, there is a great momentum of my Tianchao Huashan. At the junction of the first half and the second half, there are dozens of metres of air railways, below which are three or four metres deep ravines. Many people dare not pass from the top, but can only bypass the side roads. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, there are many abandoned fortresses and lookouts and other military facilities, where you can enjoy 360 degrees of the beauty of the eastern sandalwood. Makapuu Point, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Sandy Beach and Hawaii Kai are all in sight. Diamond Head and Waiki are also visible in the distance. While enjoying the beautiful scenery at the top of the mountain, we should always pay attention to safety, keep away from the cliff as far as possible, and sometimes blow a lot of wind. When you first come here on foot, don't rush ahead with greedy achievements. When you go step by step, there are too many strong men lying on the railway. We need to pay attention to the sleepers on the railways to avoid being knocked down. In addition to this abandoned railway, there are several wild roads and mountains, but it is not recommended that you try. Safety first, do what you can.
Great hiking to the top of the crater. It's almost as beautiful as Diamond Hill. The path looks 1.5 miles long. It looks more like three miles. Anyway, it's worth it. If you go in the afternoon, because the weather gets hot, and there is no shadow or very little time, you must take water. Get your cell phone and camera ready.
It's easy at first because the first half of the road is relatively flat. You will find that this path is actually a railway track. During World War II, a communications base was built on the top of the mountain, which was used to transport military funds to the top of the mountain by cable car. The staircase is made of 1048 pieces of wood. After climbing for 10 minutes and looking back, you can see a good view. If you start to feel tired, don't be afraid to stand by and rest, drink more water to replenish the body's loss of water.
The trail is hard to find because there is no sign for the trail but if you follow this simple instruction you'll not be lost.First park at Halona Blowhole Lookout then cross the highway then follow the rail, at te end of the rail you'll see a big rock on your right, keep on walking then if you see the end of the rock from their you can climb the rock and on top of the rock you'll see the trail head going up to the arch. You will not missed it, it's on your right side. You'll have to have a good pair of shoes ( hiking shoes if possible ).
A quiet and rugged road, only walking up the mountain, roadside flowers blooming green trees shade scenery is excellent, suddenly the peak circuit suddenly open in front of me, the whole Hawaii enjoy the beautiful scenery, so I am intoxicated by the picturesque scenery.