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Is Diamond Head safe?

Is Diamond Head real?

Diamond Head (see more photos, view panorama) is one of the most famous landmarks on Oahu and the entire state of Hawaii. It has once been an active volcano, but hasn't spewed any ashes for more than 150,000 years. The extinct crater and lookout point at the peak of it is a popular hiking destination for many.

How much is Diamond Head hike?

Diamond Head offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater. An entry fee of $1 per walk-in visitor and $5 per vehicle applies.

Is Diamond Head hike difficult?

The 0.8 mile hike from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet as it ascends from the crater floor. The walk is a glimpse into the geological and military history of Diamond Head.

Is Diamond Head made of diamond?

Ben as Diamondhead

Being a silicon-based life form made of super-hard, green/blue diamond-like material, [MW 1] Diamondhead's body is composed of durable pale green crystals. ... There were six crystal shards on his back instead of four and he also sported two more on the front of his chest.

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How old is Diamond Head?

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Diamond Head is the youngest of these landmarks dating itself at about 200,000 years old. The vents are now extinct and Diamond Head has been dormant for about 150,000 years.
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Why is Diamond Head called Diamond Head?

History of Leahi

Known as Leahi (brow of the tuna) in Hawaiian, the crater was named Diamond Head by 19th century British sailors who thought they discovered diamonds on the crater's slopes. These "diamonds" were actually shiny calcite crystals that had no value.

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How strenuous is Diamond Head hike?

The hike isn't necessarily difficult, but most of the trail is windy, rocky, uneven and narrow - which you'd expect climbing to the top of a crater. ... If you're able-bodied and have about 2 hours for the round-trip hike, I strongly recommend visiting the top of Diamond Head.

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Can you drive into Diamond Head Crater?

To get to the Crater you can walk, ride a bike, drive or take The Bus. The road into the Park starts at Diamond Head Road just west of 18th Ave. and there is a bus stop right next to it.Jul 27, 2009

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Can you walk into Diamond Head Crater?

Diamond Head Logistics

Many choose to walk the hour or so from Waikiki or use Uber/Lyft, though we drove. All methods of entry take you through the Kahala Tunnel that goes through the eastern wall of the crater. The entrance fee is $5 per car or $1 per individual walk-in — all paid in cash.
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Can you hike Diamond Head on your own?

It is possible to hike to the summit of the Diamond Head crater, and it is totally possible to do this Oahu hike on your own without a tour. When you're planning to do the Diamond Head hike, you'll want to plan to allow a half a day for it.

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