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Diamond Head State Monument

18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-587-0300
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A dormant volcano crater.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“diamond head” (3,567 reviews)
“great hike” (1,008 reviews)
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18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-587-0300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely good exercise while hiking and exploring this dormant volcano. Stunning views from the top of the Pacific Ocean below. If you're a huge lighthouse fan like myself check out the lighthouse on the road below, can also GPS and drive to it as well....More

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A hike that most people could complete. Plenty of places to stop and rest and admire the view. Safe walking track, but can get over crowded. Be prepared for the stairs at the end. The views from the top are well worth the trek. Shave...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome hike and great views around Waikiki! Make sure to carry water bottle. Parking is tough but be patient and you will be fine. Have shaved ice and coconut water to reward yourself after the hike :) must do!!

Thank iamsupermom
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn't find out until we arrived that the trail was closed for maitenence but we were still allowed in the park an able to get an idea of the grandeur of the space. Still glad I got to step inside this beauty.

Thank mgigglin
Reviewed 2 days ago

It can get hot and crowded so bring water and avoid the afternoon heat if you are sensitive. We had a short cloudburst of rain and took shelter in the tunnel near the top. Parts of the downhill were somewhat slippery after the rain, but...More

Thank SurfCityScenes
Reviewed 2 days ago

The trek up this mountain is tough and in places challenging, but once at the top the views are spectacular! Wear good walking or hiking shoes. Be prepared for stairs that go straight up and lead into tunnels.

Thank FredM737
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great hike. A good advice is to arrive just AFTER sunrise, when it can be crowded like crazy... I came like 10-15 minutes later and met approximately 200 people on their way DOWN. We were maybe 15 people there when I reached the top.

Thank sunny_A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waked up early in the morning, I catched up the bus to diamond head visitor center very early in the morning then paid the park fee and let begin my moderate hike up just take about 45-1hour to reach the top , benefits of early...More

Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on an overcast day and it was slightly rainy due to the closures during the weeks - we only had that one day to go up and it was actually a blessing. The trek up was a lot quieter and when I was...More

Thank The_Travelling_Tods
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is not a leisure walk in thongs/flip flops. You will need proper walking shoes and a bottle of water. People has come to all sorts of medical conditions and not once but twice I witness two visitors having the trek beat them. I found...More

Thank Leo S
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5 November 2017|
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Response from Lisa R | Reviewed this property |
The Bus (yes that is the name of the local bus service) has great service. We took a hotel shuttle because of a marathon that took place the day we visited.
1 November 2017|
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Response from Clubswimmer | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is parking from memory it was $5usd per car. Yes I think you could do both Hanauma bay both on the same day easily especially if you have your own transport. It took us 45 mins to get to the top and we were a... More
21 October 2017|
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Response from Dan E | Reviewed this property |
There was a certificate available from the gift shop, where they sold tee shirts and such. Anything else would have been an illegal vendor.