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Diamond Head Crater Hike

Diamond Head is one of Hawaii's most recognized natural formations. A popular activity for Waikiki visitors is hiking to the summit lookout that affords a spectacular 360-degree view of Oahu's south coast and the city of Honolulu.


  • Open daily 6 am - 6 pm. Last entrance to the trail is at 4:30 pm.
  • No pets except service animals


  • Exceptional views of Oahu's southeastern shoreline and Honolulu
  • Fun family activity for adults and kids
  • On Saturday mornings, stop by the KCC Farmers Market located at Kapiolani Community College directly across the entrance to Diamond Head Crater. Open from 7:30 - 11 am.


  • How far is Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort from the entrance to Diamond Head?

    It is 2.1 miles/3.4 km.
  • What is the distance from the start of the trail to the top?

    It is a 0.8 mile/1.3 km trail of uneven terrain and steep stairways ascending 560 feet/1.7 m from the crater floor. It's a leisurely 2 hours for a roundtrip hike.
  • Is there an entry fee into the park?

    Entry is 5 USD per vehicle and 1 USD per walk-in visitor. Cash only. There is a paved parking area inside the crater, adjacent to the trailhead.
  • Where can I learn more about the Diamond Head hike?

    Visit the official website


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