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“Awesome View”

Diamond Head State Monument
Ranked #3 of 351 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A dormant volcano crater.
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The hike was a challenge but it was all worth it! Just be prepared good shoes, water and stamina! The view was spectacular!!

Thank Cath M
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

It was early morning and already hot and we had to walk from the bus stop to the base of the mountain. That part was easy but the trek up the mountain was hard. I couldn't believe the elderly people that wanted to climb it and the dads with backpacks and toddlers that were crying. One man walking past the baby said "I'd cry too". It was too hot and hard for anyone but the young and fit to climb. It was a great view when you reached the top and survived the climb.

Thank iamgoneagain
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

It was 15 minutes of kind of pleasant incline, then 5-7 minutes of hell with a very steep climb. But at the top - very much worth it.

By the way, if you want to miss the 'hell' climb, there is a bypass, that takes on a more pleasant rise to the top of Diamond Head.

Very enjoyable walk up, and great views!

Thank AandD07
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Go early when it's not too hot. The hike is very reasonable. Wear sturdy boots or shoes. It's very rocky. Your effort will be rewarded with excellent views of Waikiki, Honolulu and ocean.

Thank Dale525
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Took 90 minutes return from the bus stop, take the 22 for $2.50. Great views and exercise! Go on a clear day, wear a hat.

Thank realistic5
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