Diamond Head Crater is one of the most iconic landmarks in Hawaii and can be seen as part of the skyline from Waikiki Beach. 19th century sailors dubbed the 760-foot volcanic crater "Diamond Head" after mistaking its sparkling calcite crystals for diamonds. Diamond Head is now a popular hiking destination for folks looking for an easy hike and breathtaking views from the summit, stretching from Waikiki to Oahu's south shore.
Tips for Visiting Diamond Head Crater

Hours of Operation: Diamond Head Crater is open daily from 6:00am-6:00pm, including holidays.

Things you should know:

- Allow yourself 1.5 - 2 hours to hike the trail.
- Pets are not allowed at Diamond Head Crater unless they are service animals.
- There is an interpretative gift shop at the trail head where you can purchase memorabilia and souvenirs.
- The last entrance to hike the trail is at 4:30pm. Gates will be locked at 6:00pm nightly and all visitors must be out of the park.
- A nominal entrance fee is charged either by car or individuals entering the park as pedestrians.
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  1. Snorkel at Hanauma Bay and get a ride for a self-guided hike to Diamond Head Crater, Makapuu Lighthouse or Manoa Falls. A full day of hiking and snorkeling departing from Waikiki!
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