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Hike to Diamond Head

Today I hiked to the Diamond Head Hike, the famous volcano that overlooks Waikiki Beach. It was a beautiful walk along the beachfront and then past gorgeous homes right on the beach. All up it took 3 hours - 1 hour each way and 1 hour in the park

The trail ws built in 1908 as a part of the US Army defence system with the entrance into the crater is through the Kahula Tunnel built in 1940. Several bunkers are at the top with great views out over the ocean.The dirt trail is a series of switchbacks designed for mule & foot traffic

From the trailhead to the summit you hike 1.3 km and climb 171 metres from the crater floor

There are portions of steep stairways and a long lighted tunnel and the round trip cost $1 entry fee and took 1 hour.

The crater was formed 300,000 years ago and its width is greater than its height and was called Diamond Head because early explorers mistook the calcite crystals for diamonds

When I got back to the entry i bought from a van one of Hawaiis famous shaved ice – pineapple and lime - nice and refreshing

Waikiki Beachfront

Waikiki Beachfront


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


View from Diamond Head

View from Diamond Head


Beachfront Statue

Beachfront Statue


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Waikiki

Waikiki


Waikiki

Waikiki


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Beachfront walk

Beachfront walk


Beach front walk

Beach front walk


Beach front walk

Beach front walk


Beach front walk

Beach front walk


Beach front walk

Beach front walk


Beach front walk past lighthouse

Beach front walk past lighthouse


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Tunnels and steps

Tunnels and steps


Tunnels

Tunnels


Lots of steps

Lots of steps


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


View to Waikiki

View to Waikiki


View to Waikiki

View to Waikiki


Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike


Lighthouse

Lighthouse


Tunnel  into Diamond Head crater

Tunnel into Diamond Head crater


Tunnel  into Diamond Head crater

Tunnel into Diamond Head crater


Diamond head hike

Diamond head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


How blue is that water!!!!

How blue is that water!!!!


Blue water

Blue water


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike


Diamond Head hike

Diamond Head hike

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in USA

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