We installed a people counter and conducted a survey in 2019 to measure the foot traffic and develop a profile of climbers on Koko Crater Stairs. 



We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and rehabilitating the Koko Crater Stairs in Honolulu Hawaii. Formed in 2018, we are an IRS-recognized and state-of-Hawaii-registered 501(c)(3) organization. All our board members and officers are unpaid volunteers.

We're working in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu to implement emergency temporary repairs to the Stairs. Over the next 6 months to 1 year, we will be organizing community volunteers in the largest public works program in the history of the state.

Come and join us on Trail Days, volunteer your professional services, and donate funds to help us cover the many expenses of this big undertaking. We are going to rebuild this together and make sure the Koko Crater Stairs are there for future generations to enjoy.

 The Kokonut Koalition works to preserve, protect, and enhance the community's access to iconic Hawaii trails and landscapes for current and future generations. We work to educate the public and public agencies on past and current uses of such sites to allow continued respectful use of these public outdoor recreation opportunities.

  Photo Credit: Alex Dzierba

Kokonut Koalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization community-based advocacy group dedicated to championing the maintenance and repairs to the Koko Crater Stairs.

All donations to Kokonut Koalition go through our GoFundMe account.



We have extended our GoFundMe campaign to a goal of raising $26,000.

Funds will be used to pay for engineering and permits for immediate short term emergency repairs for the stairs. We are working in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu.


Our long term goal is to completely rehabilitate the trail.

Join us in this effort! 


Mahalo nui loa


Our mission is to restore the Koko Crater Stairs to ensure continued access for local residents and for future generations. The trail provides a unique window into our regional culture and history and it provides access to the summit of Koko Crater - with unparalleled and spectacular 360-degree views in East Oahu, ranging from Diamond Head to the Ko'olau mountains to the Ka'iwi coast. Neighbor islands of Molokai and Maui are easily visible, and on clear days you can see the peaks of Lanai and even the Big Island.