Mal and I hiked the Koko Head Crater Trail this morning. After so many of you guys suggested it, I really wanted to do it, and I’m so glad that I did! As Mal said: “It was the best and worst decision.” Haha!
Quick tip: Type in “Koko Head District Park” into your GPS instead of just “Koko Head.” Mal and I learned the hard way and ended up in some random neighborhood a couple of miles away. Oops!
The Koko Head stairs are no joke. Remember when Mal and I hiked Diamond Head the other day? Well, that was like a PG-rated hike. Koko Head was R-rated. It was so much harder! But, Mal and I like a challenge, so we loved (and hated) it!
The hike started out easy enough. The first part of the trail wasn’t too steep.
But, things quickly changed. The trail got steep.
I think Mal’s face says it all. Let’s call it his “this-is-way-harder-than-I thought-it-would-be” face.
Mal and I barely stopped to rest—just long enough to snap a few photos—so I was huffing and puffing, dripping sweat, and my quads seriously burned. It was definitely a workout!
Here’s my “it-doesn’t-have-to-be-fun-to-be-fun” face:
But, of course, it was all worth it in the end. The views were amazing from the top.
We conquered Koko Head in about 15 minutes. It was our Workout of the Day for sure!
And here’s when we realized the self-timer on my camera was taking multiple shots of us!
Haha! We’re freaks.
Mal and I only spent a little while at the top before heading back down. The going down was surprisingly kind of hard. You definitely needed to pay attention to where you step, so you dodn’t slip and fall on the loose dirt and rocks.
If you’re looking for a fitness challenge, the Koko Head Crater trail is definitely a must-do!
Question of the Day
Do you enjoy hiking? What’s the toughest hike you’ve ever done?