Diamond Head State Monument
|Hours||OPEN DAILY 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Gates Close = 6:00 pm CLOSED: Christmas & New Years|
|Entrance Fee||*CREDIT CARD ONLY* Hawaii Residents = Free w/Hawaii ID or DL Non-Hawaii Residents = $5.00 Children 3 and under = Free|
- 1 How much does Diamond Head hike cost?
- 2 How difficult is the Diamond Head hike?
- 3 Can you walk up Diamond Head?
- 4 Is Diamondhead a volcano?
- 5 Where is Pearl Harbor?
- 6 Is Diamond Head hike kid friendly?
- 7 Is Diamond Head worth visiting?
- 8 What should you not miss on Oahu?
- 9 Can you drive up Diamond Head Hawaii?
- 10 Is Manoa Falls Open in 2021?
- 11 What is inside Diamond Head?
- 12 How much is the bus to Diamond Head?
- 13 Is Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii Open?
How much does Diamond Head hike cost?
Diamond Head offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater. An entry fee of $1 per walk-in visitor and $5 per vehicle applies.
How difficult is the Diamond Head hike?
The hike isn’t necessarily difficult, but most of the trail is windy, rocky, uneven and narrow – which you’d expect climbing to the top of a crater. If you’re able-bodied and have about 2 hours for the round-trip hike, I strongly recommend visiting the top of Diamond Head.
Can you walk up Diamond Head?
The Diamond Head Hike. The Diamond Head Summit Trail is 1.6 miles roundtrip, climbing 560 vertical feet from the crater floor to the overlook. While it’s less than a mile to the top, the elevation gain can be challenging for some, especially on hot days.
Is Diamondhead a volcano?
Diamond Head Crater is an old volcanic cone located not too far from the Waikiki area on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. There’s a lot of history at Diamond Head dating back to its creation, its military involvement, and its current hiking trail attracting visitors from all over the world.
Where is Pearl Harbor?
While Diamond Head State Monument normally is open 365 days of the year, COVID-19 has forced park officials to limit its hours of operations to Thursday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., although hikers in the park will be given until 6 p.m. before gates are closed.
Is Diamond Head hike kid friendly?
Is Diamond Head a Suitable Hike For Kids? The hike isn’t too challenging for kids but you will want to keep a close eye on them once you get to the top. The trail is 1.6 miles round trip from the parking lot to the view-point with an elevation gain of 560 feet.
Is Diamond Head worth visiting?
Diamond Head is one of the best hikes on Honolulu, with one of the most stunning views of Waikiki that you can find. (Unless you’re in a helicopter, probs.) The hike may be long, and it may be sweaty, but it’s also 100% worth it. It’s also a great activity if you’re visiting Honolulu on a budget.
What should you not miss on Oahu?
Best Things to do on Oahu
- Snorkel at Hanauma Bay. Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay is a must do in Oahu.
- Waterfalls at Ko’olau Mountain Range.
- Take an Open Door Helicopter Tour of Oahu.
- Cliff Jumping at La’ie Point.
- Take a Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise.
- Visit Pearl Harbor.
- Hike Diamond Head.
- Stairway to Heaven Oahu.
Can you drive up Diamond Head Hawaii?
Although you can’t make the drive to the top of Diamond Head, you can drive around it. A typical hike up to the top is only about 45 minutes, offering unparalleled views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.
Is Manoa Falls Open in 2021?
6/1/21-MĀNOA FALLS TRAIL REOPENS ON NATIONAL TRAILS DAY (HONOLULU) – One of Hawaiʻi’s most popular trails will be reopening soon, just in time for National Trails Day. The DLNR Nā Ala Hele Trail and Access Program, part of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will reopen the Mānoa Falls Trail on June 5, 2021.
What is inside Diamond Head?
Inside the cone used to be Fort Ruger, which was the first US military reservation on the islands. Additionally, a shuttered air traffic control center operated on the interior of Diamond Head until 2001. Today, the inside of Diamond Head houses the Hawaii State Civil Defense and a National Guard facility.
How much is the bus to Diamond Head?
For public transit, you can take the bus from the corner of Kuhio and Paoakalani Avenues, two blocks east from Aston Waikiki Beach toward Diamond Head. Get off at the Diamond Head State Monument bus stop. See your route option here. As of 2018, bus fare is $2.75 – check current rates here.
Is Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii Open?
Hawaii’s famous Haiku Stairs, known as the “Stairway to Heaven,” will be removed due to illegal trespassing and injuries at the site that have led to hefty costs. The stairs, built by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s, are now known to lead the best views in Hawaii, despite being closed to the public for over 30 years.