Hike Diamond Head

Diamond Head Crater Hike, Kapahulu Honolulu, HI 96815
This 1.6-mile round trip hike offers jaw-dropping 360° views of the island with a spotlight on Waikiki Beach.

Anchoring the eastern most point of Oahu is the Makapuu Point Lighthouse, a beacon built in 1909 on a 600-foot sea cliff overlooking Makapuu Beach. A two-mile, paved trail overlooking the lighthouse pays off with breathtaking views of the indigo ocean and Oahu’s Windward Coast. You’ll spot Molokai and two smaller islands, Manana (also known as Rabbit Island) and Kaohikaipu in the distance, and there’s a good chance you’ll catch whales, too, using the on-site telescopes.