|Hiking Inside Diamond Head Crater|
|Every Sunday I make the hike to the Diamond Head lookout for a spectacular view of the south shore including all of Waikiki and way beyond towards Ewa Beach and also in the opposite direction as far as Kahala.
Here are a few photos taken on the way up as you climb several flights of stairs to get to the top. You begin on a paved road which quickly turns into a fairly rocky (but safe) trail before encountering the 4 sets of stairs. Don't let me scare you..........there is a railing to grab ahold of every step of the way and if you are lucky a nice breeze to cool you off!!
I believe the best time to attempt this 1 1/2 hour hike is early in the morning (they open the gate at 6:00 AM) or in the afternoon if you begin by 4:30 PM at the latest because the gate is closed at 6:00. Otherwise it's extremely HOT and often unbearable. Also there are way less people crowding the trail at these times of day.
|Enter through the tunnel. It will cost you $5.00 per car or you can walk in for $1.00 each|
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|This is the area where they hold the Diamond Head Crater Festival, a fantastic outdoor event with good music, good food & good drink. And of course great atmosphere!|
|Be careful on the 2nd set of stairs.......it's pretty steep!|
|Walking through the tunnel is an adventure!|
|Click here for some additional shots of the hike|