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

  • Star-Advertiser video by Diane Lee, dlee@stardvertiser.com

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

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

  • DENNIS ODA / AUG. 17

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

  • 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.

The arrival of heavy storms and potentially destructive hurricanes like Lane, which missed Oahu last weekend, are exactly what Drew Murphy fears could wipe out the popular Koko Crater stairs. Read more

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