Thursday, May 19, 2016

Throwback: Diamond Head

For our honeymoon in 2013, we went to Hawaii.  We spent a week on the island of Oahu, and at the end of our trip, we visited Diamond Head.

View of Diamond Head from Honolulu

Diamond Head is located on the southeast portion of the island of Oahu, near Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.  The crater was formed during a volcanic eruption 300,000 years ago!

To get a better history of Diamond Head and a trail map, visit the Hawaii State Park website here.

There is a small entrance fee to enter Diamond Head State Monument - $5 per car or $1 per person if walking in.

Inside the crater
The trail from the crater to the top of the rim is only 0.8 miles, but it is moderately difficult in places.  There are actually LOTS of stairs, so be prepared!  But it is so worth it once you get to the top!  The views are amazing - but really, it's Hawaii, everything is beautiful! 

View of Waikiki Beach from Diamond Head
You're going to want to stay at the top and stare at the ocean and mountains forever, but there are going to be a lot of other people up on those little platforms with you, so spend a couple minutes taking it all in, shoot some amazing photos, and then let someone else have their turn.

View of the crater

Those stairs!

View towards Honolulu

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