Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,785 in Outdoors in United States
One of the first natural landmarks you see as you arrive in Honolulu, Diamond Head State Monument offers several vantage points with views of the entire island. Formed by volcanic eruptions more than 150,000 years ago, this tuff cone covers 141 hectares (350 acres). A well-beaten path leads partway to the top. Lengthy metal and concrete staircases make it easier to traverse the steepest sections, and the very narrow tunnels are illuminated. Climb to the summit if you feel fit, or enjoy the views from the lookouts along the way. Wear comfortable hiking shoes, and bring plenty of water and a snack. Add Diamond Head State Monument and other attractions to your Honolulu trip itinerary using our Honolulu trip planner .
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  • Went Diamond Head crater this morning and took the hike to the summit. We got a parking place about 10:30 AM and started our hike shortly afterwards. The hike is 0.8 miles to the top on switchback tra...  more »
  • It was realy hard to get to the top but it absolutely worth it! Don’t forget water, hat and sunscreens! Enjoy the amazing view and take best photos ever!  more »
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  • A very scenic hike, with nice view points that have a nice cool breeze. The only down side to this hike is that the roads are not paved and they are very uneven and bumpy, you could probably twist an ankle here pretty easily so be careful if you decide to hike here. But one thing I like is that the hike has not changed very much since the last time I came here 10 years ago, brings back good memories.
  • This hike is worth it! Take the time out of your trip! Enjoy the walk and the views! It’s amazing! You will not be disappointed! These views are worth much more than the $1.00 admission
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