Diamond Head Hike Package
Oahu locals are known to lead a pretty active lifestyle. And how could they not – considering that the natural surroundings on the island are just breathtakingly beautiful. Whether you prefer steep trails or wild rugged shores, white beaches or deep green jungle, Oahu has something for everyone.
But there’s one activity that everyone who visits Oahu should do: the 1.6 mile self-guided Diamond Head State Monument Tour.
This relatively easy hike takes you up to the top of Honolulu’s most famous landmark. The long-extinct volcanic crater has attracted the attention of locals and visitors alike for centuries. Ancient Hawaiians believed the volcanic slopes were sacred land and Captain Cook—the first European visitor to Oahu—mentioned its memorable silhouette in his observations.through historic locations, sites once used by ancient Hawaiian cultures, and other important landmarks, both manmade and natural.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this spectacular hike. You will be rewarded with unforgettable views of Waikiki, the Honolulu skyline and large parts of the southern and eastern shores of Oahu. Along the way, you pass many cultural and historical sites, as well as exotic natural wonders. The included audio guide will explain all about the local flora and fauna, the historical significance of Diamond Head, and the legends that are told about this special place. Since the tour is self-guided, you can walk at your own pace and take as much time as needed to inspect the sights along the way, take pictures, and enjoy the incredible beauty all around.
The hike up the famous crater is moderate exercise suitable for families. Those who make it all the way up to the summit find an old bunker from where they can enjoy the fresh ocean breezes and magnificent views all around, from the inland valleys and ridges to the azure shores and across the channel that separates Oahu from Molokai.
With a little bit of luck and good timing, you might catch sight of some of Hawaii’s most beloved visitors. During the winter months, humpback whales like to play with their young in the shallow waters and reefs off Diamond Head Crater.
The top of the crater gives you a perfect photo opportunity with a backdrop unlike any other. Make sure you bring your camera on this adventure.
After you complete your hike, you’ll be rewarded with more than just beautiful memories. Be sure to stop by the visitors’ center to return your audio guide and pick up your bag of souvenirs. Among other things it includes a tote bag, a souvenir tag, and a commemorative certificate.
Transportation is not included with this package, but it can be added at check-out.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, water, comfortable shoes and a camera. On especially windy days, you may want to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket.
What to Expect:
The Diamond Head Hike is a self-guided journey up the massive crater and includes:
The State of Hawaii Diamond Head Audio Hiking Tour with Details On:
- Local Sites
- Official “I Hiked Diamond Head” Certificate
- Official State of Hawaii Diamond Head Tote Bag
- Official “I Hiked Diamond Head” Souvenir Tag
- Guests are responsible for the entry into the State Park and should expect to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hat.
- The higher up you get, the better the views will be. All participants of the Diamond Head Hike should bring a camera to capture these picturesque views.
- Allot about 90 minutes for the roundtrip hike.
- Check in with your voucher at the Diamond Head Visitor Center, located within the Diamond Head crater, at the beginning of the hiking trail.