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Diamond Head State Monument

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Address: 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808-587-0300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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A dormant volcano crater.

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Great Views from the Top

This is a very nice hike to the top. It is a fairly easy hike to the top and a great views when you get there. On a clear day, which we had you can see Molokai and if you turn the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kamloops, Canada

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Des Moines, Iowa
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hike was very crowded and the hike itself not very interesting. The view from the top was redeeming. It had nice view of the Honolulu skyline and you could see the lighthouse and a number of different beaches. You can make out the crater shape, but not scenic hike other than the top.

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Kamloops, Canada
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice hike to the top. It is a fairly easy hike to the top and a great views when you get there. On a clear day, which we had you can see Molokai and if you turn the other way you have views of Honolulu. If it is hot make sure you take something to rehydrate... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first time scale up to the summit of Diamond head.It took me 30 mins up and 20 mins down,the trails is not that difficult.It's also good for children 6 years and above to hike up.Just put on your sneakers and hike up 😀

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Salisbury, Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a nice hike up to the top. I am a little out of shape so it was a little stop and go for me but my wife and son made it up in 15 minutes. I missed the sunrise by a few minutes but it is beautiful and well worth the trip. Take the stairs to the pillboxes... More 

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North Rustico, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did this on our first morning,jumped on the local bus outside our hotel,$2.50 bring exact change. I worn sneakers & glad I did,we arrived at 7am it was starting to get hot. Entrance fee is $1.00 they also have a small gift shop. Constant traffic going up & down some paths are narrow,also two sets of steps which made... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great views but really crowded. What was disappointing was people ignoring the requests and signs to stay on the path. People - your trampling destroys the vegetation! If you see someone doing this while you visit Diamond Head, please say something to these ignorant people!

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Thank Amanda M
Lakeland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They said it was a strenuous hike of 45 minutes but we found it not bad. Lots of stairs and incline but worth the view. Go early to catch the sunrise. If taking a bus from Waikiki, #2 or 23. If you go on Saturday morning be sure to leave time to go to the farmers market at the college... More 

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San Diego, California
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a fun short hike for the whole family. Bring water and prepare to sweat a lot! Also bring a camera for awesome pics at the top. Go early to avoid the rush and cooler weather.

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Thank Sally M
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Closest hike to Waikiki (we caught a taxi it was only $10). Great views at sunrise , just very busy. Probably 20 mins up and 20 back, plus time to enjoy the views

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Thank Hailey N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hike is fun and easy. Just go early--we started a bit before 8--before it gets hot. I was expecting a difficult walk but this is an easy hike and as someone who is afraid of heights I was afraid I would chicken out of the "open" stairs. Not to worry. Beautiful views await. Just don't throw your trash out... More 

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