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“Diamond Head” 5 of 5 stars
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Diamond Head
Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-587-0300
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Small Group
$32*
and up
Diamond Head Crater Small Group Adventure
Ranked #9 of 124 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Parks, Hiking Trails, Trails, Volcanos, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: Wind-surfing, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
El Paso, Texas
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“Diamond Head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Be prepared for this hike. Not recommended for people with heart conditions or physical handicaps. There are no restrooms on top. The average hike takes about 1 1/2 hours to and from. Take water with you and a camera. Once you reach the top, it is very well worth it. No where will you see Waikiki with such beauty. Do nottake heels. Take walking shoes!!! Be prepared for a gradual ascend to the top.

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“Worth the walk...bring athletic shoes not sandals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Huff and puff to great views...Bring a camera Worth the walk...bring athletic shoes not flip flops, there are trails, but Diamondhead is big.

Visited September 2012
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“Diamond Head Hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Pretty strenuous for us old guys so beware. The WW ll gun emplacements at the height of the peak were awesome. I didn't even know they were there despite having been stationed on Oahu 30 years ago. The trail is in fair shape, but needs refurbishment after the busy summer.

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“Definitely Worth the Hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It wasn't easy and it was hot, but it was worth the effort. The view at the top was awesome as were other spots along the way. Having a guide made it more special because Rana was very knowledgeable about the island and the history of military involvement at Diamond Head.

Be sure to take lots of water and don't be afraid to sit and rest at each opportunity. No prizes are given to those who make it to the top faster.... :)

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“great sunrise hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Get there about 5:45a.m. because the gates open at 6a.m. You need to bring water, hat and good closed toe shoes to walk. It is about a 1/2hr hike up a narrow swithback path that is uneven on most areas. Lots of steps at the top. Great views of the sunrise and Waikiki area as well as a lighthouse. Well worth the effort but it is an effort. Must be carefull coming down not to twist and ankle on the uneven path but all in all I would do it again.

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