Hiking through Hawaii is an experience in itself and the Diamond Head State Monument is no exception. Explore the historic trails and see a saucer-shaped crater formed 300,000 years ago! The hike takes you to a height of 560 feet and includes a hike from the crater floor, through the Diamond tunnel and finally to the gorgeous Summit that was used as a military station in the early 20th century.
The view of the coast is a treat after the strenuous hike and for adventure seekers, it is just what you need to keep the adrenaline going. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Honolulu itinerary 4 days.
Diamond Head Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
Entrance Ticket Details For Diamond Head
- USD 5.00 per car. Cash Only.
- USD1 per person for pedestrians. Cash Only.
Commercial vehicles fees:
- USD 10.00 for cars/vans
- USD 20 for mini-buses
- USD 40 for buses
Diamond Head Hours
- Open daily: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm, every day of the year including holidays.
- Last entrance to hike the trail is at 4:30 pm.
- The gates are locked at 6:00 pm daily and all visitors must be out of the park by this time.
How to Reach Diamond Head
- By Bus: Diamond Head Rd + Opp 18th Ave
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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31.99% of people who visit Honolulu include Diamond Head in their plan
05 AM - 06 AM
70.59% of people start their Diamond Head visit around 05 AM - 06 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Diamond Head
93.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Diamond Head
Diamond Head Reviews & Ratings
Awesome hike. Not too long or short and the view at the top is incredible. Things to be aware of: The whole trail is paved, but be aware that a lot of it is very bumpy, wear shoes with good traction. Near the top there are a good amount of steep stairs as well. They're also a few fairly dark tunnels near the top. There's a bathroom at the bottom of the trail as well as a water bottle filling station.
Another excellent spot for hiking. $5 (per sedan) to park closer and I say worth it knowing you'll be hiking a lot. They have a truck near the info center for drinks and snack. Good clean restroom at the bottom as well as water refill station. Make sure you bring enough water. One 32oz water was good enough for the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids), but we did run out right at the bottom. Probably smart to bring at least three 16oz if you don't mind carrying. Very easy hike until you get near the top where you have a crazy flight of stairs. But you can by pass by turning left after the tunnel, it's a loop. But what's the fun in that? I did it in one shot without stopping and kids did good as well. Excellent view of the crater and range once you get up there.
Great hike. Its quite mild only the stairs part toward the end is a bit intense but the magnificent view on the crater worth everything. After getting off the mountain don’t forget to reward yourself with some sweet treats. Dole whips is very limited even in Hawaii. 😋
If you love learning about the history of the war on the island this is a good place to start. The hike is a little tough but very much worth it. Bring water and be prepared for a good work out you will be glad you came.
It's a good hike and worth it. It is very touristy though. The path is paved and there are many slow-moving people. It's a fun activity for all ages and only $5 to park, per car. We had some shaved ice and pineapple at the end as well, from the food truck.