Diamond Head Trail

Honolulu, HI 96816


  • Go late, everyone goes early and we strolled on in and found plenty of parking at noon
  • Hike all the way up to the top
  • You can actually get away with doing this hike while wearing flip-flops (sandles).
  • Its a must-do IMO. There are a lot of stairs and its a good workout, but it was an hour round-trip with my 4 and 6 year-old. They loved it and want to go back!
  • If you do any hiking then ignore the stuff they say about this being strenuous, this is super easy. The only hard part is dealing with the crowd, many of whom are clueless how to act off pavement.
  • Easy hike up- I even made it my flip flops, but go for the sneakers :)
  • Bring lots of water and be prepared to climb lots of steps!!!
  • Not too exhausting hike, great views over Waikiki
  • Must do hike with a killer view of Honolulu. Stairs are a killer if you're not used to climbing stairs!
  • Took an hour round trip, nonstop (don't forget water
  • Quick and easy...nice way to take in the views and to get a unique perspective of this gorgeous island.
  • You're gonna climb what feels like a million stairs (216) but the views of Waikiki will be worth it!
  • The hardest parts of the climb are the crowds and stairs but it's worth it. Bring proper shoes. Your feet will thank you. And remember it's more about the journey. The destination is the reward.
  • Go extra early if you want to avoid the crowd and the heat. 7am is a great time to start. Anytime after 7:45, you'll have to either wait for a parking spot or park outside.
  • Depending on the heat, most people hike the Diamond Head crater first thing in the morning. A rewarding breeze and sweeping island views from Koko Head to Waianae await at the summit.
  • Last hike is at 4:30. Be sure to get here before then!!
  • Shoes a must, water, sunblock, camera and be prepared to walk steep inclines and steps.
  • It closes at 6pm but if you drove your own car, there are quite a few look out points that you can take pics of
  • The last hike is 4:30 pm but they open at 6am. This kind of sucked for me because there was plenty of sunlight out. It's okay. There's always tomorrow

Nearby places

Honolulu, HI 96857
off Diamond Head Rd. (btwn Makapu'u & 18th Ave.)
Honolulu, HI 96821