Last month when I was in Hawaii, I went to Diamond Head Crater. Diamond Head is visible from much of Waikiki Beach and is an iconic site. It’s a state park and there is a trail that you can walk/hike up one of the sides of the crater. In case you don’t know, Diamond Head is a crater formed from a volcanic eruption 300,000 years ago. The trail is mostly paved because there are so many visitors. When I say paved, I mean packed dirt to form a trail. The trail was only 0.7 miles so it was by no means a long hike, but parts of it were steep because we were going up the side of the crater! Needless to say my thighs and calves were killing me! The walk up was a little tiring and you have to be careful when you’re walking because there are rocks and the ground is uneven, but the view as you walk is amazing and when you get to the top it’s definitely all worth it with the sweeping views of the crater, ocean and coastline. The walk down, like most of the time when you go downhill, was much easier, but you have to be careful still. You know how when you go downhill you have a tendency to go faster and it’s harder to slow down? Well, take that and add in that the dirt and rocks are loose in some spots so it’s easy to slip or skid while walking down.
Enjoy the pictures!