Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 18,725 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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  • I’ve heard that this is a great hike... but we didn’t hike up, we were on a tour and we were driven up. Great views!  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Very crowded, but a fantastic view from the top.
  • The eeriest silence I ever experienced. This is a sacred graveyard.

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