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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.
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  • Average5%
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18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-587-0300
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a long climb (at least, when you look from ground level to the top, although the entire climb up and back down can be done in less than 90 minutes by an average hiker), but worth it!!! The view is beyond description - as...More

Thank Cattail
Reviewed yesterday

You have to have luch to park your car in the crater. We did not. We parked outside the crater and walked inside, it is only 10 minutes. Inside the crater there is nothing except: park entrance shop refreshments (delicious pineapple and cocos) must do:...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed yesterday

This hike gives you great views of Waikiki and area. I would definitely recommend doing this hike in the morning when the sun is not as hot. We started the hike from our hotel in eastern Waikiki at 12n and it was way too hot,...More

Thank Justine L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It can be a bit hot so bring water and good walking shoes, but the views are worth it. The top lookout is the place to take a great pic of Honolulu. The ocean panorama is great just to take in.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of my favorite things about traveling to Oahu/Waikiki. I am an active person and I did fine on this hike. It was challenging at times, as we went during the middle of the day. It was very hot so I would advise...More

Thank amyhoch4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On Sat morning we drove and arrived at 8am but the parking lots were already full and the waiting area was 10 cars long and they were not letting any more cars in. We returned on Sun morning and were the last car permitted to...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived at the Diamond Head parking lot before 7 AM and there were only a few spots left. The hike is up hill all the way and so many stairs! but so worth it. The views from the top are spectacular. There is no...More

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked from the hotel on Waikiki beach all the way to and up the hike... I would not recommend doing this especially with kids... I think we would have enjoyed it a lot more had we caught an uber to the top and hiked/walked...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike is challenging at times, especially in the summer heat. Make sure you take plenty of water and your camera. The view at the top is worth the effort

1  Thank NUFCadl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maintenance and cleanliness of the trail was great. A little crowded but great photo ops once we made it to the top. Skip the barricade on the second level from the top. Great view and very safe.

Thank Joe J
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Kristy H
6 March 2017|
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Response from WorldTravellerOz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kristy It's exactly 3kms from the Moana Surfrider hotel to the entrance of Diamond Head. It takes only about 15-20mins of brisk walking. It's a nice walk. Otherwise, there is one of those Connection Trolley buses you can... More
19 January 2017|
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Response from kw696998 | Reviewed this property |
Check the local weather, then back up your arrival time by at least an hour due to traffic.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Sarahceee | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It is US$1 per person or $5 per car to enter the park. Our taxi driver stopped just before the entrance so we could pay per person. Enjoy! dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/diamond-head-state-monument/