Get a bird’s eye view of Honolulu at the top of this popular hike.
There are small entrance and parking fees to take the Diamond Head Crater Hike, but it is well worth the view. This trailhead for this hike is near the parking lot within the Diamond Head State Monument. Round trip, it is about a 2-mile hike, and there are steep steps at one point leading the rest of the way to the top. A narrow 225-foot lighted tunnel is also found along the way. Take your time and stop if you need to. The elevation gain is 560 feet so bring plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.
If you come during the winter months, you might be able to see humpback whales passing in the distance. Bring shoes with sturdy traction to avoid slipping or falling during the hike. Mountain biking, pets, and open fires are not allowed on the trail. This is a great area for avid hikers and those who enjoy the great outdoors. At the top, you can see Honolulu and the surrounding areas. Bring your camera along to capture the sights at this amazing hike.