"Hiking up Diamond Head" Diamond Head Tip by jdw7319

Diamond Head, Honolulu: 35 reviews and 67 photos

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Wow. For this slightly, OK very out of shape 47 year old, what a work out. You actually enter in your car the center of Diamond Head. They charge $5 per car, but what a deal. That is the complete cost. The trail is free. In the end it was all worth it as I feel they should have handed out badges of merit once you completed the walk/hike. It is .8 miles up with about a 600 foot vertical foot incline. You start off with a gently sloped path and it is very picturesque. It winds its way around the hills and then you start the steep part and the steps. There are two sets of steps with about 100 steps on each set. There are also two rather smallish tunnels you must navigate. Then you finally reach what you think is the top and then there is one last devilsh little torture for you as you must climb three rungs of a ladder and stoop to get under what once was a gun implacement. Once this is all accomplished, you will see the best view Honolulu has to offer. Advice: Brings lots of water and take your time !!

Address: Scenic; Hiking Trail
Directions: Center of Diamond Head Crater
Phone: 808-587-0300
Website: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/diamond-head-state-monument/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 9, 2007
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