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Diamond Head State Monument

Open today: 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
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All reviews diamond head great hike bring water steep stairs worth the climb flip flops take your time worth the effort easy hike walking shoes wear good shoes moderate hike views are amazing long hike lots of water shaved ice gets hot
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Reviewed today via mobile

Bring good shoes and water. Long walk upwards for kids in a well organized and wonderful view point. It’s all worth the walk. Fantastic overview of Honolulu and the sea. We had showers that gave a nice rainbow in the bowl. Buy some pineapple and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harri786
Reviewed today

You wrote a review for Diamond Head State Monument A moment ago 5.0 star rating 2/16/2019 As the plane approaches the island, one of the first magnificent site visible from the window is the Diamond Head Tuff Cone. Diamond Head is estimated to be about...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 232tmg
Reviewed today via mobile

Walking and hiking to the top of Diamond Head provides stunning visuals of the bays beaches and city. I would only recommend this hike to persons who are used to hiking and in good physical shape. It is an arduous climb but so worth it!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 500stacey
Reviewed yesterday

Visited around 10:00 on a Saturday which was not a good choice. Heavy traffic to start of walk, perhaps related to adjacent markets. Walk was difficult due to the sheer number of people which made making progress very difficult - think London Underground or Tokyo...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A relatively casual hike up , but do wear comfortable sports shoes as there are areas of uneven grounds and stairs . Takes around 1hr up and down with picture taking . The views are super at the top and its very worth the hike...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank melmanprohero
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a super easy hike, and the views are outstanding. If you have an hour to spare, take the time to take this walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank leclairj35
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On the first day of our stay in Honolulu, we climbed Diamond Head. Although it was a little bit challenging, our labor was completely compensated with a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. It is a must- visit of Honolulu.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view once you hike the about 791 feet up the mountain. The hike is nice but it can get tiring close to the top because it’s steep up. Beautiful sunrise can be seeing here.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tresleches
Reviewed 2 days ago

Super easy hike w/ paved roads but a little bit of a surprise at the end. View from the top was amazing! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ProJoe15
Reviewed 2 days ago

We suggest you arrive and begin hiking early to beat the heat and the crowds. The hike is fairly easy, but has areas of numerous stairs and a tunnel. The views along the way are nice and the views on the top are amazing from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 4, 2019|
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Response from ShelbyEd12 | Reviewed this property |
It opens at 6 am it was dark so we waited until 7am. I would recommend around those times. Can watch the sun come up that say
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
On Saturday mornings there is an amazing farmers market. We got all kinds of yummy food there. Diamond Head is also very close to Waikiki.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from tammycarlson | Reviewed this property |
No pay at the gate, I used UBER and then I didn't have to worry about parking.