Koko Head Trail
by ALOHA DEAN
Koko Head (known as as Mookua o Kaneapua) is the 642-foot-high bump-like hill opposite of the 1,206-foot-high Koko Crater (known as Kohelepelepe), is a novice road-walk and rocky slope-shuffle combination in Hawaii Kai that takes you up the broad "spine" of Koko Head first, then downhill off the main ridge to a very wide "step". It is not hard at all, but the climb will get your pulse to rise! The "step" you hike down to is embedded with two naturally-formed craters filled with dry, haole koa trees - Koko Head Botanical Garden and ocean filled Hanauma Bay Nature park, protected area.