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         TIPS FOR DIAMOND HEAD HIKE

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Never hike alone.  Always bring your friends.
It's more fun.

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Use sunscreen.  The sun is hot and plentiful in Hawaii.

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Restrooms are only at the bottom of the trail.

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Water fountains are only at the bottom of the trail,
so bring some water.

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Stay on marked trails.  The grass on the side of the
trail grows very slow, and is easily damaged.

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The trail starts inside the crater.   The trails on the
outer slopes are unsafe.

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Do not discard trash on trail.  Don't spoil the view
for others.

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There are no fees charged.  One of the few free
things in Hawaii.

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Average temperature 75-80 degrees year round.
Dress cool.

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Tennis shoes work fine.  Hike is moderate ability
and 1.5 miles roundtrip.

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Hike roundtrip from start of trail approximately 2
hours.  Early morning and late afternoon, the sun
is the coolest.

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City bus available in Waikiki to drop you off at
Diamond Head.  Bus #22 or #58 on Kuhio Avenue.
Ask driver to drop you off at Diamond Head.

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Flashlight is recommended for the staircase through
the tunnel.

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Bring insect/mosquito repellent.

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Don't smoke on trail.  The grass and brush is very dry.

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Park is open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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Hike to the summit can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Of course bring along your camera to capture the
spectacular views.

 

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