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Koko Head Crater Botanical Garden

Koko Head
View from Makapu'u Point trail.
Photo courtesy of Aukipa

         More of a hike trough a semi-arid landscape ,more resembling a California dry land ,than a lush tropical island. Koko Head demonstrates the diverse eco system that can be found in Hawaii. You will find desert cacti and dry land plants growing here as will as species from Africa.

   Some of the plants you will on this hike:

       1) A large plumeria grove.

       2) Hibiscus

       3) Cactus

Hiking Trail at Koko Head
Hiking Trail at Koko Head
Photo courtesy of Aukipa
Need to Know:

    The Drive is about 30 minutes from Waikiki to Koko Head. Bring good walking shoes and drinking water. There are no drinking fountain. This garden is still being  development.


     From Waikiki go to Ala Wai Blvd make a right onto Kalakaua Ave then a right on Kapiolani Blvd. Stay in the left hand lane until you see the on ramp to H-1 east. Take the ramp onto the freeway and continue to Hawaii Kai. You will be going past Hanauma Bay and Holona Blow Hole. Make a right on Kealahou. After a short drive you will see the signs to Koko Head Stables and Koko Head Botanical Garden. Stay on this road until it turns into a dirt parking area.

Pink Hibiscus
Pink Hibiscus
Plumeria Tree
Plumeria Tree
    Please be tourist smart - do not leave valuables in your car.
    Difficulty Scale: 1- Light.