In Oʻahu, a massive mountain looms over the landscape. This is Kohelepelepe, a mountain also known as Koko Crater. During WWII, a railway ran up and down the mountain to cart supplies to a radar station at the summit. Today, the abandoned railway has become an intense, 1,000+ step hike: the Koko Crater Trail, or the Pu’u Mai Stairs. For locals, this hiking trail represents more than just a path—it’s offered them a way to conquer their fears, overcome trauma, or discover their own unique communities.