Sunrise Crater Hike

4 Hours
  • 1.5 miles
  • 4 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Easy, paved asphalt pathway, moderately steep climbs
  • Yes
  • Not wheelchair accessible, not recommended for people with heart problems
  • 400ft
  • 1 - 7


Start your day early with a trip over to scenic east Oahu to watch the sunrise! This hike is a 1.5 mile out-and-back tour of an extinct volcanic crater formed around a marine embayment. At the top you will be greeted with views of the sun as it rises from behind the turquoise waters. This is Oahu’s best secret sunrise spot! (Shhh!) After the hike, we will stop at a food truck to try some famous local donuts.

Other info:

  • Hike time is approximately 60 minutes
  • The trail is paved with asphalt and is rated as easy
  • Total elevation gain is about 400 ft with a grade of about 20% and up in a few sections
  • We recommend arriving to the pickup spot 10 minutes early so you don’t miss the sunrise
  • Bring flashlight/headlamp for hiking in the dark

Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise hike from volcanic crater
  • Views of two extinct volcanos - Koko head and Hanauma
  • Professional guide will share interesting tidbits about the Hawaiian islands
  • Grab breakfast at local eateries


  • Pickup in Waikiki 
    • Our shuttle van will pick you up at 5:15am (winter) or 4:30am (summer) Don’t be late!
  • Drive over to east Oahu
    • Learn about the series of volcanic eruptions that formed this island
  • Hike up extinct volcanic crater
    • See two volcanos formed by Oahu’s most recent eruptions and watch the sun rise from the ocean
  • Grab breakfast at Koko Marina
    • Eat where the locals go!


What's included?

  • - Small, intimate group size (1-7 person tour)
  • - Shuttle service to hike and back
  • - Expert local guide
  • - Bottled water
  • - Hiking poles


  • - Headlamps/flashlight for hiking in dark
  • - Cash for breakfast/donuts after
  • - Gratuities
How fit do I need to be to do this hike?

This hike is rated as easy and suitable for most fitness levels. However, to ensure you don’t miss the sunrise, we recommend that you be capable of hiking half a mile up a somewhat steep hill in under 30 minutes.

What should I wear?

We recommend comfortable hiking shoes and a light jacket. The path we are hiking up is quite exposed and it is typically brisk in the morning with the breeze coming off the ocean.


Meeting Points

  • Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Hyatt Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa
  • Courtyard by Marriott, Sheraton Waikiki
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences – Waikiki Beach
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village
  • Ilikai Hotel & Luxury Suites
  • Prince Waikiki
  • Cruise Port Pier 2

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Sunrise Crater Hike
20% Off
From $75 $60
/ Adult
From $65 $52
/ Child



May 2024