Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,405 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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  • It was a hot day by Hawaiian standards but plenty of shade, a breeze, good exercise and a thrilling view while absorbing a fascinating history lesson.  more »
  • Was hoping to go there during our interisland staycation since we imagined it would not be as crowded as it usually is but unfortunately (July 2020) it was still closed  more »
  • The view from the top of Diamond Head is worth a million bucks, just come prepared. We went on a hot summers day and there isn’t a lot of shade on the walk up. My friend and I are both healthy and in....  more »
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  • Very crowded, but a fantastic view from the top.
  • The eeriest silence I ever experienced. This is a sacred graveyard.
  • Great hike up the inside of my first volcano 🌋. I recommend shoes, cold water, sunscreen, and a hat. Morning or evening probably the best time to avoid the heat 🌞. Do it the view from the top is worth every step.
  • Amazing hike for all ages. There are multiple places to stop. Need to bring water as there are a lot of steps and steep hills. Very do-able hike.
  • What a great hike. I was just there December 6, 2019. Start early so you can finish before noon. I took the city bus to Diamond Head. If this old lady can do it at 62, you can too. Just take your time and enjoy the view. There are plenty of places to sit and there is a strong metal railing to help you all the way up. It is worth it just for the bragging rights to say "I hiked Diamond Head!"

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