Diamond Head tip
Diamond Head tip Honolulu Reviews
Jan 20, 2008
If you are heading to Diamond Head, make sure you take the bus. You can hop on at any bus stop (there are a bunch in Waikiki). Number 22, 23 will take you there.
The park closes at 600pm (which is just before sunset, unfortunately). The guide says it takes 45 min. to climb, but you can easily do it in 20 min.
I went around 400pm on a Friday and there weren't that many people. It's a pretty good hike up paved trails taking you about 1/4 of the way and then a combination of what appears to be lava and gravel, followed by two tunnels and a bunch of stairs. All the guidebooks and travel brochures say to take a flashlight for the tunnels...well, they are lit up. No need to bring anything but water and some comfortable shoes.
The bus only costs $2 and the park is $1 to get in. Best three bucks i've spent.
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