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Crowded. However, it's cool once. It's fast and your in Hawaii.....

hiking
10 hours ago

Nice hike and climbing trail

Love the view at the top but it’s always over crowded, even very early in the morning. It’s a quick hike with a big reward.

Easy hike. Went around 8:30am on a Friday. Lots of people already. Spectacular views! Took us about an hour with stops for pictures. There is barely any shade so bring sunglasses, hats and water bottles!

Crowded but pretty view
Child friendly
In the sun so bring water

Fun hike with beautiful views throughout

stunning views, but it's not really a trail. it's a paved walk around the edge of the canyon hence why I have only rated it three stars.

hiking
4 days ago

Crowded

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike that leads you on two adventures. Go up to the top and then hike down to the river. Parking is in the middle. Lovely day!

8/12/2018-Started at 0730 with tons of other people (parking lot in Diamond Head was full) so it was slow going to the top. The weather was sunny but not super hot yet and the view at the top wasn’t super crowded but the ocean was really pretty at least.

We did this trail and absolutely loved it. My kids 10& 12 rocked it but there are places that are a little scary. During the first mile, there is a picturesque area with big rocks and and a mountain stream to take pictures and play in the water. As you wind your way up, it gets harder and becomes very steep. We climbed through rocky, dense tree areas and then reached the peak by climbing up man-made ladders onto boulders. Several trails merge so it was a bit crowded at the top. Beautiful views! One of our favorite family hikes!

Great trail. Good mix of moderately steep and flat. Great views as with most South Mountain trails.

A good alternative but much quiter and more lush hike is around the Makiki-Tantalus Trail System. There are 5 main points of entry into the interconnected system of trails - Judd Trail/ Nuuanu Trail from the Nuuanu Pali Dr., Maunalaha/Kanealole/Makiki Valley Trails via the Makiki Nature Center , Pu’u Ualakaa/Moleka Trails from Round Top Drive, Manoa Falls/Aihualama Trails at the end of Manoa Rd, and lastly Pu’u Pia/Kolowalu Trail from the end of Alani Dr/Woodlawn Dr. Study the trail map and have fun exploring.

http://www.dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/files/2013/09/Oahu-Hiking-Map_HonoluluMaukaTrailsSystem.pdf

hiking
8 days ago

Ideal for families and anyone with disabilities because a good portion of this trail is paved. If you're a hiker, it's not a hike, it's a walk. ...but a walk with epic views.

Extremely crowded, as in traffic jam on the trail, even midweek. Very slow as people just decide to take a break in the middle the trail and block people in both directions.

The view at the top was nice but not worth dealing with all the people

A nice hike! Easier than anticipated. It is all uphill and parts of it are through concrete tunnels- nothing small, enough room to move. The view wasn’t breathtaking- but a fun day hike !

Very beautiful. Highly suggest going early during tourist season because it is such a busy trail. Climbing required in a couple of spots to get to the very top, but the view from even half way is incredible. Sedona is nothing like you've ever seen before!

hiking
11 days ago

great view, make sure to go to the left on the end of trail sign, can go up in between the rocks

Some steps, some switchbacks but generally a moderate climb. The parking lot leads down a winding trail for over a mile, so the return was a bit tougher than usual out and back climbs. Pack a jacket for the gusty stuff up top.

Nice hike, but crowded if you don’t go early. But worth the view and steep steps to get to the top

Diverse and beautiful hike with a glorious view at the summit. Took us 5.5 hours up and back. Not a trail for those with balance or knee issues- parts of the trail flooded very quickly in the rain, and wooden steps and rock scrambles became very slippery - but would happily do it again!

Loved hiking this beautiful trail

The hike was fun, met lots of people from all over. The views are spectacular.

Its definitely a wonderful view of the city but as far as views go there are several others that are less touristy and require you to walk back to back in a slow moving line and waiting your turn to take selfies. Wiliwilinui and several others have epic views without the long lines but keep in mind they won’t be paved and you will get muddy. There are some advantages here in the sense that you can’t get lost and won’t get muddy or eaten by mosquitoes but then the true hiking aficionado would say then you really aren’t hiking. Its 5 strs for a tourist but 4 as a Hawaiian resident who loves hiking. If you want to group up for some truly epic hiking adventures email me at justindavidsands@gmail.com.

Awesome

This was a challenging hike! We were surprised how limited parking was. We arrived at 7:30 AM on a Sunday morning and the parking lot was already full. We decided to park down below Diamond Head at the park and walk up the trail (through the tunnel). Round trip from this location was 3.7 miles. There were definitely A LOT of people sharing be trail, but the crowds were worth the spectacular view. Unbelievable!!! And a much easier hike going down!!!

killer views at the top.

The crowds leading up the side of diamond head crater are enormous, and if you get stuck behind them that’s exactly what you’ll be doing- walking! I’ve been able to trail run along the paved path and solid trail leading up the side only a couple of times either extremely early or very late in the day. The views of the city and looking back toward Koko Head Crater are beautiful. This is definitely a “tourist” destination that you have to hit if you’re visiting the island, but the crowds deter me from visiting too often. Bring sunscreen and water. There’s a dry heat on the trail with little to no shade. 4 star views, 2 star crowds= 3 Stars overall.

beautiful hiking

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful area and the payoff at the top is incredible. Easy trail for kids to complete (youngest is 8) and doable for dogs as well. One area of the trail may be challenging but my GSP made it with little difficulty.
Try to go early, there is not much shade and there will be a lot of people.

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