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“Worth the hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Head

Diamond Head
Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
808-587-0300
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Ranked #10 of 160 Attractions in Honolulu
Type: Volcanos, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Geologic Formations, Parks, Trails, Beaches
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
Walker, Louisiana
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“Worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We started up and was glad we picked this tour it is a good hike but when you get to the top you will be glad you did the View is Breath Taking.

Visited December 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Get there early”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our family had climbed Diamondhead 20 years ago, but wanted to try it again with our granddaughter. No luck this time. By 9:30 am the parking lot was filled and arrivals were turned awy to try to fiind parking at the base of the hill which would have added two miles or so to the trek. We will know better next time.

Visited July 2014
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“Worth the effort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hike distance isn't long but it is steep. Be sure to wear tennis shoes or hiking shoes (although there were many people doing it in flip flops, ballet flats, and sandals-totally ridiculous!) My calves were reminding me of the hike for days! I would recommend going as early as possible before it get too hot. No need in our opinion to make the addition walk from the first parking lot through the road tunnel (very narrow walking pathway). We parked in the 5.00 lot and went from there. Great views and several stopping points for looking out. There is a loooong, narrow, dark tunnel to to through. Once through the tunnel go right for STEEP steps up to the top or go left for an easier ascent with less steep stairs.

Visited July 2014
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Malibu, California
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“This is a view...An iconic view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a hike to do...great ocean, Waikiki and other city views. Easy hike. You can taxi or shuttle to park center, pay your dollar, short hike to the top and get a million dollar view!

First trip: we taxied. This trip I walked from lower side of Waikiki to park center and up...about an hour or so walk park and then up to crater. You get to pass along some gret catal views and beautiful homes. The long walk there, short hike and long walk back makes for a nice morning.
Morning is best to beat the heat and crowds.

1-2 hours taxi/shuttle
4 hours walk to-from city

Visited July 2014
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“What A Great Experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Traveled to Hawaii for a seven (7) day cruise around this beautiful mountain range. We spent five (5) days in Waikiki and on the last day we hiked Diamond Head. Each step up this crater was more beautiful than the previous step. I became a little winded in the tunnel, but my husband encouraged me through. Once you make it through the tunnel you are more than half way to the top. I took a little break and Monet said I could not stop and my BFF (Angela) was at the top of Diamond Head, telling me that I could make it. When I reached the top my group was there and we relished the moment of such an accomplishment. Michael, Lisa, Angela, Rosina, Gary, Victor, Monet, Quentin, Khyle, Ashley left their footprints along the trail on Monday, July 7, 2014. Monique left her footprints half way up and Anthony left his footprints at the bottom of the trail. LOL!!! The views were amazing and a sight to behold. Mahalo!!

Visited July 2014
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