In fact, the best angle to see here, we have already experienced on the aircraft, but as a landmark, like the heart of Hawaii, how to say it is also a card. The parking lot is in the middle of the extinct crater, and it is relatively easy to get to and from the top of the trail.
At first it was a flat road, followed by a mountain road with steps, but it is more convenient to wear flat shoes as much as possible. This channel is steep enough when climbing, but you can also avoid it.
The scenery on the top of the mountain is really good, it is a card worth playing!
Great hike, which took about an hour from the gate. Some steep parts and stairs - be careful if you have a knee injury. Stunning views from the top, with several lookout points. There are restrooms at the bottom and also a food truck which sells Dole Whip. #wintergetaway
When you imagine the excitement early visitors to Diamond Head must have felt when they confused calcite deposits with real diamonds, it's easy to forgive their misnaming this extinct volcano. Today the state maintains a little monument, complete with a path leading up and through the mountain in former army bunkers. The trek is topped off with one of the best views of Honolulu from the summit. After filling up your camera's memory card head on back into the crater and consider enjoying some shave ice. There is a truck there that has got this cold snack down, just don't let the local population of pushy peacocks intimidate you into sharing.
Pack your comfortable shoes and plan to walk. Some of the hiking trails are more difficult than others.