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Diamond Head

Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-587-0300
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #9 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations, Parks, Trails, Beaches
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: A major tourist attraction on Oahu, the 350-acre Diamond Head crater can be seen even from the flight into Honolulu airport.   Its vantage point... more »
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I really enjoy going up Diamond Head. I went up twice on my first trip to Honolulu in 2007 and twice this time in 2014. The only thing I have difficulty with is the crowds. If you are not in shape, this could be a bit challenging however you don't have to go up all the way. The views are... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

To be standing at the top of the Diamond Head was an amazing experience. We made it to the top and then back down in 50 minutes, but we moved quickly up and back. There were kids walking up and older adults, you could also stop and take rests at various spots along the way. I would do this again.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I recently had a trip from New York to Honolulu, Hawaii and unfortunately had a disappointing customer service of transportation between the airport and the hotel in Honolulu. Expedia has been giving me a great deal trips and I had had wonderful vacations with Expedia so I am willing to travel with Expedia in the future too. However, I would... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Been here several times with family and what a great hike. Did this after a big meal & you feel great, having burned off the calories, once you reach the top. Very beautiful path & even better view of Honolulu at the mountaintop. You will get good exercise but will find hikers who want to speed ahead, when you're on... More

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Lockport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was an awesome day we climbed to the top of diamond head. Take Kleenex and water nothing up there but an amazing view!

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Plymouth, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We hiked up to the top. My daughter who is in decent shape ended up getting sick about 1/2 way up. Not sure if she was trying to go too fast or what, but make sure you take breaks and drink plenty of water. We did finally make it to the top and the view is worth it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great food to buy and eat and great atmosphere with hawaiian vocalist: well done and one of our enjoyed activities

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It was hot, sweaty and at times busy - but totally worth the views from the top!! Watch out the crazy gypsy taxi driver lady at the taxi rank when you are finished!

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The hike isn't bad - paved walkway and then stairs to the top. Several places where you can take pictures of the amazing views. It was really cool to see the bunkers. Parking wasn't difficult, the lot attendants kept everyone organized. The trail gets crowded with hikers of all ages and abilities, and there are few places to go around... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a tough but rewarding walk. It get super hot on the walk so go a bit earlier if you are not used to exercising in hot temperatures. Also take lots of water and something to snack on. You feel pretty good about yourself when you make it to the top and the views are spectacular!

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