Diamond Head

Diamond_Head_Hawaii_From_Round_Top_RdDiamond Head Trail gives a great view of Waikiki and the lighthouse in Honolulu.  This is an easy and kid friendly hike.  Just not a lot of shade-if any….I would try to go early morning or when it’s not so hot. The beginning is paved, but then goes into an uneven trail. So no strollers are not recommended. Plus there are lots of stairs at the end.

Directions: I use navi and put in Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu.

Parking is $5 and if you walk in it’s $1. There’s parking outside the crater which is free, but an extra hike up. Our first time we did this, we parked at the college nearby. You will have to walk through the narrow tunnel….just be careful!

The tunnel going into the crater.
The tunnel going into the crater.

The trail itself is very easy to follow and there’s always a ton of tourists! Then you have some that like to run it.

The paved part.
The paved part.
Taking a pic at the first set of stairs while there's no randoms.
Taking a pic at the first set of stairs while there’s no randoms.
Tunnel at top of stairs- it's lit.
Tunnel at top of stairs- it’s lit.
View from the top
View from the top
View of Waikiki from top.
View of Waikiki from top.
Winding stairs that we took down. It was a lot cooler.
Winding stairs that we took down. It was a lot cooler.
Going down these steep stairs. We avoided them coming up;)
Going down these steep stairs. We avoided them coming up;)

For some reason bugs were out this time so I recommend bringing bug spray. Also bring water! It’s really hot! Other then that, there’s not much to this hike.

Yes, I had to do a pull up when seeing these bars!
Yes, I had to do a pull up when seeing these bars!

 

 

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