About Diamond Head
About Diamond Head
When enjoying our Adventure Sail, one of the main highlights of the trip is a great view of the iconic Diamond Head. To help you prepare for this fun sail, here are a few interesting facts aboyt Diamond Head.
Diamond Head sits along the Honolulu skyline just beyond Waikiki. Also known as Leahi (brow of the tuna) in Hawaiian, the crater was named Diamond Head by 19th century British sailors who thought they discovered diamonds on the crater's slopes. However, these "diamonds" were actually calcite crystals which had no value.
Formed more than 100,000 years ago, the 760-foot tuff crater was used as a strategic military lookout beginning in early 1900's and was named a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Today, Diamond Head is a popular hiking destination with wonderful views of Waikiki and Oahu's south shore.
Diamond Head is a moderately challenging trail that has two sets of stairs, totaling 175 steps, and dark, underground tunnels and old military bunkers. The stunning views that greet you at the top of Diamond Head are well worth the hike.
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