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.
Tours To Diamond Head State Monument
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Duration: 45 minutes
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Duration: 4 hours
Diamond Head State Monument Reviews
This State Park is extensive and however, easily overlooked because it is where you find the most iconic place of Honolulu: Diamond Head. You will find yourself at the Diamond Head State monument... more »
This is a popular place, for a reason, during the wee hours of the morning. There is a mass of people that make their way up the mountain to see a beautiful sunrise and some of the best views on the.... 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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