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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 a short ride 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.


  • Open daily: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Gates close at at 6:00 p.m.
  • All out-of-state visitors must have an advanced reservation to enter.
  • $10 entry per vehicle, $5 per pedestrian; credit card only


  • 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; open from 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.


  • How long does it take to hike Diamond Head?

    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.
  • What's the best way to get to Diamond Head?

    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.

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