Diamond Head, Honolulu
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Diamond Head, Honolulu - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Diamond Head Tunnel, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Ticket Price: 5 USD
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Hiking through Hawaii is an experience in itself and the Diamond Head State Monument is no exception. Explore the historic trails and see a saucer-shaped crater formed 300,000 years ago! The hike takes you to a height of 560 feet and includes a hike from the crater floor, through the Diamond tunnel and finally to the gorgeous Summit that was used as a military station in the early 20th century.
The view of the coast is a treat after the strenuous hike and for adventure seekers, it is just what you need to keep the adrenaline going.
Diamond Head Information
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
Diamond Head Ticket Prices
- USD 5.00 per car. Cash Only.
- USD1 per person for pedestrians. Cash Only.
Commercial vehicles fees:
- USD 10.00 for cars/vans
- USD 20 for mini-buses
- USD 40 for buses
Diamond Head Opening and Closing Hours
- Open daily: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm, every day of the year including holidays.
- Last entrance to hike the trail is at 4:30 pm.
- The gates are locked at 6:00 pm daily and all visitors must be out of the park by this time.
How To reach Diamond Head by Public Transport
- By Bus: Diamond Head Rd + Opp 18th Ave
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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Diamond Head, Honolulu Reviews - Write a Review
Hike around a crater. Hang out inside WWII era bunkers. Eat a shave ice at the bottom to celebrate. It's a good sized hike for beginners, and it's all uphill to the top. There are a few sets of stairs and a stretch of tunnels just over 6 feet tall inside. The view at the top is worth the sweat, without a doubt. It's a sweeping vista of the island, taking in everything from the Waikiki strip to the nearby islands. Make sure to bring water and reasonable shoes. There are lots of benches on the way up to catch your breath, but there's no refreshments after the bottom. If you can't navigate stairs (as in flights of 20 to 50 steep ones) you might reconsider trying to go up, but it's a neat view even from the bottom.
I wish I had read a review like mine before doing this. If you're really outdoorsy and athletic, you'll probably enjoy it. The climb is easy in the sense that it's just walking uphill, no actual climb involved. If you can walk around the mall with no problems, you CAN do this, you just might not enjoy it. I could definitely be in much better shape, but I don't consider myself to be a complete couch potato...I can walk a 5K on mostly flat ground without any major issues, but this climb/walk really killed me. We went early, but it was still super hot and I was just very winded, and sweating...not enjoyable at all. The terrain is uneven so while it's not difficult to walk, I did spend almost the whole time with my eyes on the ground, making sure I did not misstep and twist an ankle on the first day of my vacation. Being a weekend day, it was busy so much of the walk was trying to let faster people by, or passing people coming down. Yes the view at the top was nice, but I experienced many other amazing views while on the island, so I really could have done without the hour long climb of having my eyes glued to the ground, sweating like a pig and wanting to pass out from exhaustion. If you question if you can do it happily and enjoy it, you probably won't. Save yourself a couple hours and find something else to do.
This hike is great exercise! It just about killed me my first time but I just took it slow. The trail itself is VERY uneven and narrow. I'm always surprised by the number flip-flops that attempt the hike and surprised even more of the number that compete it. You must watch your step and bring plenty of water. The base has picnic tables in the shade as well as clean restrooms and a water bottle filling station. There is a refreshment truck and gift shop. Refreshments are pricey but the gift shop is pretty reasonable! Please take this hike seriously. Helicopter rescue is dangerous and pricey.
If you're visiting Honolulu this place is a must! It was busy when we were there, so we had to wait a few minutes for parking, but it's worth it. It's a fun 'hike' even our toddlers finished with only minimal carrying! The view is unmatched and totally worth the struggle to the top! Great panoramic! We topped it off with a fresh coconut on the way out!
Views were amazing. Hike was a good workout. However the hike was to short for me. Lasted about 20 minutes. Well worth the trip still. You could loop around and do it however many times you wanted but no route difference. Cost was $1 for walk up.
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