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Koko Crater trail is falling apart due to ‘benign neglect’

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Hikers climb the Koko Crater Railway Trail, where erosion has left many sections of the steel rails unsupported.

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A boy, above, cautiously crosses that dangerous section of tracks.

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NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM

Erosion is accelerating at the Koko Crater stairs in Hawaii Kai, with many of the steps either rotting or in disrepair, according to a newly formed group called the Kokonut Koalition. The group wants to work with the city to come up with a comprehensive plan to repair the trail.