Hike the Iconic Diamond Head Crater for Incredible Island Views
One of Hawaii's most iconic and recognizable natural formations, Diamond Head (known to locals as "Leahi") and its crater are a must-visit during your stay in Waikiki. Located just outside the city and an easy ride on the Waikiki Connection trolley from the resort, the summit of Diamond Head reaches more than 760 feet high and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Oahu's south coast and the city of Honolulu. Hike the scenic trail and climb the steep steps for once-in-a-lifetime views of Oahu.
Depending on your speed and time spent at the summit admiring the view, the 0.8 mile trail of uneven terrain and steep stairways takes about 1.5-2 hours, roundtrip. Allow enough time by arriving at the park prior to the 4:30 cut-off time for hikers.
To avoid parking fees and crowds, we recommend guests take a ride on the Waikiki Connection trolley from outside the resort. Transportation on the trolley is complimentary for hotel guests and stops directly at the Diamond Head crater.