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Things To Know Before Hiking To The Diamond Head


Hobbies are a great way where you can just do that one thing you love the most without judgments or pressure to do good. Some people find reading books relaxing; others have found solace in gardening, baking, or cooking. But some people enjoy strenuous activities like hiking. 


For these people, going on a hike is a form of relaxation where you can spend time connecting with nature. It is also their way of spending time with family, friends, or themselves. They believe that hiking allows you to have time just to think and relax. 


If you are also into this activity and are looking for a great hiking spot, Hawaii’s got your back. The aloha paradise offers not only beaches and world class accommodations but also incredible hiking destinations such as Diamond Head

Welcome to the Diamond Head


If you plan to spend your vacation in Hawaii, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the incredible places to visit on the islands. After all, every vacation spot in this state is a must see. But then again, if you seek an exciting adventure where you can relax and exercise simultaneously, you can check Go Tours Hawaii’s Oahu Hidden Gems Of Oahu tour that will allow you to visit Amelia Earthart lookout on Diamond Head. This location holds a fundamental significance in the history of Hawaii since this is the lookout point used during Amelia Earhart’s first solo aviation journey from Hawaii to North America. 


Moreover, the first military reservation on the islands of Hawaii was built inside the crater of Diamond Head because its elevated and steep mountain walls were deemed a perfect spot for the military to fire 360-degree radius at incoming ships in the nearby waters. Today, Diamond Head is where tourists can take good pictures of the southeastern coastline of Oahu. You can also witness the beauty of Hanauma Bay and Maui through this lookout. 

How to go to Diamond Head?

There are several ways to visit Diamond Head. The first is booking one of the two Hidden Gems of Oahu Tours offered by Go Tours Hawaii. While the highlights of these tours are the Waimea botanical garden and Byodo-In Temple, both offer a stop at Diamond Head, where you can still gain an unforgettable experience. If you are interested in these tours, you may check our website at


The other ways are renting a car, riding a bus, or rideshare/Taxi. 

Things to remember before hiking Diamond Head 

While hiking is a thrilling activity, there are several things that you must remember before doing it. Doing research on the place you are about to visit is necessary because one experience varies from another. To save you from the hassle, here are some tips you can consider before hiking to the top of Diamond Head.


  • Be as early as possible

The Diamond Head opens as early as 6:00 AM, so if you can be there as soon as it opens, the better – especially if you are planning to ride a car. Parking lots can be filled up quickly. Moreover, Diamond Head can get hot and crowded. Also, only a small part of the trail has shade. So if you want to avoid crowds and heat, it is better to hike early. 


  • Have cash with you

You will have to pay one dollar for the entrance fee to Diamond Head. There is also a fee for parking which can only be paid through cash. 


  • Wear proper attire and bring water

Like any other hiking, proper clothing, shoes, and water are necessary. The trail is 1.8 miles (out and back) and ascends 560 feet. At the beginning of your hike, you will notice that the roads you will walk on are paved. However, as you go along, the terrain gets rocky and uneven. Lots of stairs will also welcome you as you go along the way. Therefore, you would not want to hike this trail dehydrated and uncomfortable. You can also apply sunscreen before your hike or bring sun protection with you. 

Create Memories in Diamond Head with Go Tours Hawaii


Spending your day off on an all of Oahu tour is genuinely thrilling and exciting. Just like how any vacation should be. So if you are looking for a way to achieve a hassle-free getaway, try checking out Go Tours Hawaii.


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