Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,679 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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  • Easy to moderate hike-- beautiful views. There are two ways to go and one included multiple steps. The other is longer but has ramps. There is a food truck at the base. The Acia Fruit Bowl is...  more »
  • My tips for doing Diamond Head would be arrive early before 9 am: the parking lot fills up quickly as this is a very popular tourist destination, wear proper footwear and bring water. There are lots....  more »
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  • Awesome hike with amazing views all the way from the bottom to the top! Water fountains & restrooms at the beginning of the trail! Better to do it when when sun is not the strongest.
  • The earlier you go the better , take a bottle of water with you .
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