Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,668 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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  • Stopped on the green line trolley. Was an amazing view. Trolley driver let us feed the native birds. Wish I was young enough to have done the hike up.  more »
  • Was unable to hike due to back issues but my wife, son, and two grandkids did and they loved it. The views from the top of the crater were awesome.  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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