Experience the natural side of Oahu from a birds-eye view on the Honolulu Heights hiking tour. Follow your Naturalist Guide through Honolulu to destinations including Diamond Head, the Nuuanu Pali lookout, and the Lyon Arboretum. Discover how Oahu’s history, natural landscape, and volcanic activity has shaped life and tourism on the island while trekking through the dense forest, rocky pathways, and more.
How long is the hike?
Diamond Head Hike is a hike of 1.6 miles. There are a few other short, easy walks.
How challenging are the hikes?
Moderate hike and climb at Diamond Head with an elevation gain of 700 feet, paved surfaces, steep stairs and short sections of enclosed tunnels. Guests must be able to walk at a moderate pace.
What should I expect for weather?
The hike to Diamond Head is generally hot, while it can be foggy and misty in the mountains.
Are there any physical restrictions for the tour?
Yes. Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged and able to hike up steep paved walkways and numerous stairs with an elevation gain of 700 feet in 0.80 miles.
Is this tour appropriate for kids?
Yes. All ages are welcome to join us on the tour.
Will I be picked up from my Waikiki area hotel?
Yes. Please refer to the instructions on your tour confirmation for scheduling tour pick-up and drop-off.
What should I wear?
Please wear weather appropriate, athletic attire with comfortable closed-toe walking shoes such as sneakers or hiking shoes.
Are food and beverages offered?
Yes. Your tour will include a picnic breakfast of island fruit smoothies and freshly cut pineapple, as well as snacks and water.