Mrs OH and I took our oldest granddaughter, Grace, to Oahu for a week as part of a continuing tradition of taking each grandchild on a week long trip to the destination of their choice within the US upon their graduation from 8th grade. Grace selected Oahu because of her interest in WWII history and Pearl Harbor where it started for the US. Hiking to the top of Diamond Head was on Grace's list of things to do and the first thing we did on day 1. We used Uber for transportation from our rented condo in Waikiki to the trailhead. This was definitely the way to go - no problems with full parking lots and parking lot fees. We used Uber frequently throughout the week and never had to wait longer than about 2 minutes for them to pick us up.
This was a short hike on a mostly paved trail but it's steep in some areas and fully exposed to the sun. There are great views all the way to the top - and lots of people.
I walked form my hotel, The Modern, to the top of Diamond Head. I couldn't help but include one photo from Waikiki beach that I loved. All in all a very beautiful hike with some interesting history. Be prepared for crowds. Coming back down I saw a taxi and couldn't resist a ride back to the beach
I took my brother in law and nephew up Diamond Head.The girls stayed at the pool drinking Mai Tai's. We had just the right amount of time between our Pearl Harbor Tour(wow) and our dinner plans(Mmm).Cool little hike.Great views and company.Thanks Les and Michael.
Our first day on Oahu. We walked up Diamond Head with a thousand other people!
After that we drove up the Windward Coast and stopped at a few beaches and then met up with friends in Kaneohe.
average hiking speed 1.91 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.