Diamond Head

Honolulu, Hawaii

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The name is Le’ahi to Hawaiians. This is the most famous landmark in all Hawai’i, the classic hike everybody must do when they come to O’ahu. Wilderness it is not. From opening to closing a steady stream of hikers of all ages, sizes, and states of physical fitness (or lack thereof) puffs up and down the steps. For many locals, it’s a popular conditioning run (yes, run!). The view from the top is superb in all directions, as you would expect. The hike is well described in the brochure you receive at the kiosk as you enter. The maps are detailed, easy to follow, and the accompanying information is interesting and entertaining. In a nutshell, however, you begin along a flat concrete walkway that gradually begins to gain elevation. The concrete ends and a trail with handrails begins zigzagging more steeply uphill.
Hiking the Hawaiian Islands

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Hiking the Hawaiian Islands

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)

The name is Le’ahi to Hawaiians. This is the most famous landmark in all Hawai’i, the classic hike everybody must do when they come to O’ahu. Wilderness it is not. From opening to closing a steady stream of hikers of all ages, sizes, and states of physical fitness (or lack thereof) puffs up and down the steps. For many locals, it’s a popular conditioning run (yes, run!). The view from the top is superb in all directions, as you would expect.

The hike is well described in the brochure you receive at the kiosk as you enter. The maps are detailed, easy to follow, and the accompanying information is interesting and entertaining. In a nutshell, however, you begin along a flat concrete walkway that gradually begins to gain elevation. The concrete ends and a trail with handrails begins zigzagging more steeply uphill.

©  Suzanne Swedo /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Honolulu
Distance: 1.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS Honolulu
Driving Directions: Directions to Diamond Head

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