One of the must-do activities we set out to do was to hike Diamond Head State Park. It is less than a mile walk at .75 mile (each way) to the edge of the crater rim and viewing platform. Diamond Head State Park is a dormant volcano and it is a part of the Honolulu Volcanic Series. We set out to do this at the crack of dawn to watch the Hawaiian sunrise. We got our family up and ready for the hike. We cabbed it to the trailhead and paid the entrance fee to the park. It was still dark but the start of the trail was moderate enough with just a slight incline for a warmup. As the light started to spread, we doubled up our pace climbing to the top so we don’t miss the sun peek up on the horizon. The views on top are absolutely breathtaking in every angle. The platform was packed even at this time of the day.
DATE OF TRAVEL: January 2016
DURATION: 6 days
TRAVEL TYPE: Family with little kids