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Koko Crater
Oahu, Hawaii

Koko Crater is an extinct volcanic crater on the south shore of Oahu, which is known as Kohelepelepe in the Hawaiian language. Its highest peak is Puu Mai, which is more then 1200 feet high.

Koko Crater
Copyright © Kathleen Walling Fry

In the above picture, Koko Crater is the large volcanic crater in the center, Koko Head is the smaller hill on the far left side of the picture, and Sandy Beach can be seen below Koko Crater.

Koko Crater Botanical Gardens
This 200 acre botanical gardens inside Koko Crater has thousands of flowering plants and it also specializes in Xeriscape, the art and science of producting attractive and sustainable landscapes that conserve water.

Koko Crater Equestrian Center
These horseback riding stables are located inside Koko Crater, on the south shore of Oahu. Trails wind through Koko Crater and through the Koko Crater Botanical Gardens. For more information visit the Koko Crater Equestrian Center Web Site or leave a phone message at 808-395-2628.

Hiking to the Top of Koko Crater
Thirty-five photos of hiking to the top of Koko Crater, in an article by Richard McMahon. These pictures were taken during one of the Hawaiian Mountain and Trail Club's annual hikes to the top of Koko Crater.

Ten Photos of Hiking Koko Crater
These pictures of hiking to the top of Koko Crater were taken by Grant Oka during a Hawaiian Mountain and Trail Club's hike on January 1, 2003.

More About Koko Crater Hiking Trails
There are at least four different hiking trails leading to Puu Mai, the highest peak on Koko Crater. Here are some trail descriptions and photos:
- Backyard Oahu on the Kohelepelepe Trail
- Dayle Turner Koko Crater Trail Report
- Chaminade Club Koko Crater Trail Report

More Photos of Koko Head Crater
- Nathan Yuen Photos of Koko Crater
- Hawaii Web Photos of Koko Crater

Oahu Attractions Near Koko Head Crater
- Hanauma Bay State Underwater Park
- Halona Blow Hole
- Sandy Beach

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