Diamond Head Crater Hike

One of Hawaii's most famous hikes, ending at the top of one of its most famous craters

DIFFICULTYLENGTHELEVATION GAINROUTE TYPE
Easy1.8 mi / 1-2 hrs452 ftOut & Back

The Hike

Diamond Head Crater is one of the most heavily trafficked hikes on Oahu. With its location just minutes outside of Oahu’s tourist mecca of Waikiki and short length – you can finish it under 2 hours most days – its a great hike to start the day with and still have plenty more time for other activities. Its a relatively easy, paved hike appropriate for all ages, but it starts to get steeper as you approach the top and there are parts that will get you sweating. When you get to the top you’ll be rewarded with amazing views that stretch along the south shore of Oahu to the mountains.

The Route