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Address: 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number:
+1 808-587-0300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

A dormant volcano crater.

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The View Pays for the Hike

Basically, you drive to a parking lot in the crater of Diamond Head (an extinct volcano; see Crater from Car Park photo) and then walk to a fire control station on the mountain's... read more

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Vincent M
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Basically, you drive to a parking lot in the crater of Diamond Head (an extinct volcano; see Crater from Car Park photo) and then walk to a fire control station on the mountain's peak. Not Smokey the Bear fire control; coastal artillery fire control. You may recall that our coastal artillery was just as effective against the Japanese attack here... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You will never get tired learning the history of Hawaii. So much to offer. Beautiful people. Make sure you take a trolley and get a city tour.

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Hauula, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took visiting family to hike diamond head today. It was busy with bus tours and we had forgotten it costs to hike, lucky someone in our group had cash! But the hike was nice, and once at the top the view was beautiful. The ledges and lookouts were busy and we had to wait to get a good picture.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been before and hiked around. This time was just a drive over. Didn't pay $10 car fee after the tunnel opting to U-turn. Still saw nice views from limited free parking.

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Christchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This walk had heaps of points of interest for kids and was a great walk. Our kids enjoyed it despite being quite a hot day. Bring plenty of water and maybe a snack for them. We got the bus to Diamond Head, but we noted the trolley bus takes you a lot closer to the start of the trail. The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You may see folks suggesting to go early, however when we early there were no more parking spaces. We came back around 1 PM and we are so glad we did! No problem parking and no problems hiking! If you have your heart set on going early, I would recommend a taxi or an Uber or a shuttle! There were... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trek up is worth it! Once you get to the top, The views are amazing. Crowded at times. Take your time and enjoy.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked to the top and back from Waikiki Beach we are both in our 50s and had no problems, its worth the walk and the views are spectacular, there are toilets and a kiosk at the entrance to the actual trail to the top and it costs $1 to do the walk. I would highly recommended... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You have to pay to get in to Diamond Head state park. The parking lot fills fast on busy days so avoid weekends, or go early. The trail starts out paved, but quickly deteriorates. Very uneven surfaces. For crying out loud, wear hiking boots or athletic shoes. Some people were struggling in flip flops. It was pretty dry inside the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hike is only .8 of a mile one way, but going up it seems like more. Beautiful views from the top.. Should not take more than 2 hours to see everything.

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