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- Address: Diamond Head Tunnel, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8085870300
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Family And Kids
Diamond Head - Review
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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Honolulu itinerary 4 days.
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Diamond Head
35.64% of people who visit Honolulu include Diamond Head in their plan
05 AM - 06 AM
70.59% of people start their Diamond Head visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Diamond Head
93.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Diamond Head
Diamond Head Trips
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Diamond Head, Honolulu Reviews
A fantastic park with lots of history/learning and a great hike! Vertical climb is probably 500 feet and well worth the panoramic views of Honolulu and the east side of the island. Highly, highly, HIGHLY suggest you bring 2 litres or 64 ounces of water as the crater weather is always dry, warm and windy. Wear shoes, not flip flops like my wife and kiddos did. (We did not know we were going there so we did not prepare appropriately, my fault.) Parking is $5 or $1 per person if you choose to walk into the crater from Diamond Head Road. Highly recommend!
Sure, there are tons and tons of tourists that make the hike really crowded. But it is still absolutely worth it. The hike isn't that difficult, but if you're not in shape, it will challenge you, especially with the sun beating down on you. But the hike is amazing, and you get to go through tunnels, up steep staircases, and through bunkers to one of the most iconic, stunning views on the planet. There is also a lot of interesting geological information at the visitor's center. Everyone must do the hike once while in Hawaii! You won't be disappointed as long as you keep an open mind with the large crowd.
Our family enjoyed the afternoon here. It's a great place to visit for all ages. The trail to the top feels safe and the views are stunning. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat and take bottled water with you. Even if you don't climb to the top, you can relax in a beautiful park at the bottom. All in all you will get a nice walk and be rewarded for your efforts.
One of the highlights of the trip was walking up to the top of the crater and seeing some awesome views (excellent photo opportunities)! Quite busy, but there are a few places you can pass people on the walk. We're fairly fit (not super fit!), and the walk only took about 40 minutes to get to the top. We caught a taxi back to the hotel 👍
Beautiful hike and not too difficult. I saw some people on the trail with wedged heels, although I would not recommend that personally. The trail is very clear to follow and the views were fantastic. We did the hike in about 2 hours if I remember correctly. As expected, there were many tourists and hikers, so it's not a place you'd want to go if you're looking for a quiet solitary hike.