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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 #5 of 272 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
Dallas, Texas
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“Diamond Head!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a wonderful hike with spectacular views! The hike is not too long, but it can be strenuous, as it is pretty steep towards the end. Take your time, and rest if you need to. Bring good shoes, sunscreen, plenty of water, and of course, your camera. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a nice breeze and amazing views!!!

Visited July 2014
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“Diamond Head view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Famous sight worth the effort to climb up there...unique view I could even meditate or go back in time imagining when the Japanese attacked....

Visited June 2014
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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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“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.

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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.

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