Diamond Head Crater Hike
This exciting, fun and educational tour of the world famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by a nature guide. Learn about the fascinating volcanic creation of Diamond Head, Hawaiian history, European discovery, the origin of the famous name, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the Gibraltar of the Pacific.
Set out with your guide on a 45-minute walk to the 763-foot summit of Diamond Head. Along the way you will stop at several points to rest and photograph the crater.
Walking up stairways, entering a dark 200-foot tunnel and climbing a spiral staircase impart a sense of adventure.
Upon reaching the summit you will encounter an incredible panoramic view of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific Ocean below. Enjoy the scenery at the summit for 15 minutes then you’ll stroll back to the crater floor.
You will also learn about Hawaii’s native bird and plant species.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Minimum age is 8 years. Tour does not operate on holidays. Participants are required to walk on uneven but maintained paths, negotiate a lighted, 235-foot-long tunnel, and climb two steep stairways (77 steps and 99 steps respectively) to reach the summit of Diamond Head. The round trip walk is approximately 1½ miles and features an elevation gain of 561 feet.