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Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,021 in Outdoors in United States
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
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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  • Perfect way to start your day. It can get hot quickly, so I recommend doing this earlier in the day rather than mid-day or afternoon. Bring a bottle of water and enjoy the hike. I was with my 73 year....  more »
  • Easy enough of a trail to walk. I did it with my 22 year old daughter in 1/2 an hour up to the top and about the same time down. It has awesome views and we will be doing it again in August 2021.  more »
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  • This is a fairly easy hike depending on your level of fitness. It is quite busy and sometimes you are stuck going at the pace of the group in front of you. Just relax and enjoy the scenery 👍 Go early in the morning for a great sunrise view. There is a entrance fee of $1 per person.
  • Nice place. Very limited parking.
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