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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“diamond head” (3,430 reviews)
“great hike” (970 reviews)
“bring water” (915 reviews)
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18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
+1 808-587-0300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great hike up to the top! Take it slow, take your time and you'll make it to the top! It is worth the view! Absolutely beautiful and breezy.

Thank TenzoM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get up early and avoid the crowds and experience a great walk with an amazing view. You should be reasonable fit, not afraid of heights or walking thru tunnels! It's single path in some areas so can be slow in some parts Good work out...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent place to spend an hour or two taking in the views over Honolulu and the surrounding coastline. It's a bit of a hike to the top but well worth the effort. Also as with nearly all places of interest within the USA there...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went in late afternoon. It was very hot. Parking was easy to find and available for a small fee. Once inside, be prepared for the hike with appropriate clothes, water, etc. The view is beautiful and worth the work.

Thank kjbms
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. The hike itself is too bad, unfortunately, it is difficult to move at your own pace as the crowd really pushes you along. The view at the top is worth the hike, however, the hike isn't for the faint of heart!

Thank kimmiechaput
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had the best time climbing the mountain and the views are breath taking. Would recommend going early in the morning due to the heat during the day. Don't miss this experience in Hawaii.

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Diamond head was a beautiful experience. Not too hard to hike and the view is stunning. A must to do on Oahu.

Thank komuvesphoto
Reviewed 2 days ago

Due to the sun ans heat, the climb is not as easy as it seems. But it's well worth the effort, the view from the rim (towards the sea, and towards Honolulu) is beautiful. Be sure to bring a hat and lots of water, you...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We climbed this with our 7 year old. Took us about 45 minutes taking our time to climb up it and 25 to come down. Wear tennis shoes because the trail is very uneven. Take water and go early in the morning. A lot of...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go early! It's not as hot and it allows you to get a parking spot near the entrance to the trail. Wear tennis shoes-- I saw a woman in heels, not sure what she was thinking--and bring water and a camera. Amazing views from the...More

Thank T S
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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
20 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.
14 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/