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Diamond Head State Monument

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A dormant volcano crater.
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18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-587-0300
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All reviews diamond head great hike bring water spiral staircase worth the climb flip flops steep steps take your time worth the effort easy hike walking shoes wear good shoes views are amazing early in the morning moderate hike long hike lots of water
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Reviewed today

The view of Honolulu and Waikiki from the top of the extinct volcano Diamond Head is spectacular. The trail is very rugged, sometimes steep and interspersed with a total of 237 stair steps (including 99 steps in one flight). If you are in good shape,...More

Thank 2FansofMexico
Reviewed today via mobile

After a bit of a hike up the mount, the view was absolutely stunning. Make sure you take plenty of water, as you will need it on the way, but a must to do while in hawaii

Thank Joe G
Reviewed today via mobile

From the top, the views are spectacular with sweeping views of the coastline. The hike up takes about 25 minutes if you are in decent shape, a bit longer if you need to go slower. The trail starts as pavement but after about 1/4 mile...More

1  Thank LanceMannion
Reviewed yesterday

This was a great "hike" and the views were great for not too much effort. If you are an in shape younger(ish) person this is a good walk with elevation and stairs. For seniors it's a hike. I was with my 70 yr old dad...More

Thank Carli M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Parking is limited. Many park in the state park and walk in. There is a long walk to the top 1.5 hours on average. Bring water I expect it is well worth the view.

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to Hawaii for the last 9 years and finally decided to climb up Diamond Head Crater. Why did we wait so long as the view is amazing. It took 60 minutes to get up and back down. There are no toilet stops...More

1  Thank grannieannie65
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the diamond head trek and the view at the top was amazing! This trek was much easier of all the treks that I did. Took about a good 20-30min walk up to the top depending on your pace. Would definitely do it again!

Thank Waisale I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We live in Washington state, and often take walks along paved trails. This is a paved trail. There is some decent staircase elevation, but nothing you can’t handle. This is a must visit for the views, the pineapple smoothies at the end, and the ease...More

Thank BrianN1895
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must-do when at Waikiki. We caught the Number 23 bus from outside the US Army Museum for 2.75$, which dropped us at crater. It costs 1$ to get into the state monument. There is seller, selling water at the visitor booth area....More

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there at about 8:30. I'd recommend 7:30 steep but not treacherous. Go up thru the tunnel and down on the trail.Spectactular view. This is a must🍍😎

Thank Rick W
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16 October 2018|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
On Saturday mornings there is an amazing farmers market. We got all kinds of yummy food there. Diamond Head is also very close to Waikiki.
27 June 2018|
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Response from tammycarlson | Reviewed this property |
No pay at the gate, I used UBER and then I didn't have to worry about parking.
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Zeus28 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can take Bus No. 2 or 23. Price one way 2.75
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