Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,671 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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  • Great way to spend a couple of hours off the beach in Waikiki. The hike of the volcano crater not only is a good morning exercise but is rewarded at the summit by spectacular views of beautiful Oahu.....  more »
  • When you're up early on your first couple days to Hawaii, get out and go for a hike or even just a walk through the park.  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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