Climbing Diamond Head
This is about a 2 hour walk, that anyone can do, and It's well worth it. Make sure you get the bus that takes you to the foot of the mountain.
What is unique about this is the views you get when u reach the top. Take a camera
Diamond Head is unique for it's geology,natural
landscape,military history and scenic views.
It was declared a National Natural Landmark in
1968.Today, more than a million people visit the
crater each year.Most visitors hike the historic
.8 mile(1.3km) trail to the summit to enjoy the
spectacular views of Waikiki.
You should go to the top of Diamond Head! It's one of the best places you can go in the island for pictures. Advice.. don't stop at the fence (you will see it when you get there...) go on to the next 'house'... locals go and nobody will tell you not to. The fence is just to protect the county against liability.... (GO FOR IT!)
This is a tough climb so be prepared. But the views are really nice and well worth it. The path is rough so bring sturdy shoes.
The climb to the top of Diamond Head was well worth the effort... the view of Honolulu from up there was magnificent.
The famous Waikiki landmark recognized around the world. Called Mt. Leahi in Hawaiian, it was nicknamed Diamond Head when early explorers found olivine crystals here and mistook them for diamonds.