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 »
Very crowded, but a fantastic view from the top.
The eeriest silence I ever experienced. This is a sacred graveyard.
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