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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Diamond Head State Monument Reviews
Nice hike, mildly challenging. My wife doesn't hike at all and had no problem with the trail. The views that you get at the top are completely worth the trip. I'd go earlier in the day before the... more »
Go early - a lot of visitors come to this attraction so it can be very busy as the day goes on! We went mid morning and the path was pretty busy going up and going down, but it was still a very... more »
Very crowded, but a fantastic view from the top.
The eeriest silence I ever experienced. This is a sacred graveyard.
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