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Diamond Head State Monument
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$36.65*
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Diamond Head Crater Adventure
Ranked #3 of 334 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This used to be a great hike through the floor of the crater and a "rough,natural" trail to the WWII gunemplacements at the top of Diamond Head;. BUT then the State of Hawaii decided to "improve" it and charge an entry fee, and add other features to "absolve itself of liability' incase someone got injured.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Hiking up Diamond head is of moderate difficulty- you do get a good workout, but if you are not in shape, you can still make the hike, as it is not that difficult. From the top, you have great views of the mountains, Waikiki, and the ocean. Also, you walk through tunnels and switchbacks on the way up, making it a very interesting hike.

Thank FresnoTravelers
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

I was on a jog out to Kahala and decided to see Diamond Head from the top, so I continued my run as far as I could. You do have to pay a dollar entrance fee, but the views are excellent!

Thank 1IslandGuy
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went early in the morning, and were happy with the hike and views as rewards. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, and use your camera to take photos of the high heeled sneakers and other things you'll see on other's feet. It was a bit of a joke after awhile.

Thank VictoriaGardener
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Love this hike, have done it many times visiting Waikiki and would
highly recommend it. The views are gorgeous, up and down the
coastline. Keep in mind it is strenuous for anyone not used to hiking and there are many steps which are steep. Wear sneakers or
hiking shoes, we saw people in flip flops and sandals which is not the best footwear for this hike. Restrooms are available and be sure to bring water or gatorade which you can buy from a truck parked in the lot before you enter the trail.

Thank Czern
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