Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,691 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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  • I climbed with my four-year-old grandson. It became a rattling road from the middle, but it was able to climb in about 40 minutes. The top was crowded, but I was able to see Waikiki's Keshiki in turn.
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  • Diamond head was an amazing view up the top. Went with my 4yr & 6yr olds and they made the climb up. Some of the trails were narrow and uneven and the younger child had to be carried because she was t...  more »
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  • Great hike. Beautiful views. Don't forget to get a pineapple smoothie after you are done.
  • I can't image that able be reach on the top of the hill
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