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.
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.
- 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
- 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.
- By Bus: Diamond Head Rd + Opp 18th Ave
- By Taxi
- By hiring a local Cab
- By renting a Car/Bike
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35.71% 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
Awesome views on the way up and the top. Pretty strenuous with hundreds of steps, long narrow dark tunnels. But worth the effort at the top. Parking is very tight at the park, best if take a trolley ride in. Otherwise you might wait for an open parking spot. We waited 25 minutes for one to open up
Awesome place, climbed the mountain, wasn't difficult. Very educational, I'm retired Air Force and I enjoyed learning history as i climbed the mountain. Take water, and wear good shoes, you will sweat and you will workout... but promise once you get to the top all of the work will not be wasted. Enjoy, its beautiful up there
This was a hard hike for me but I'm not in very good shape. There are handrails the whole way and no climbing is required so most people can probably do it. The views are amazing and there's a cool little bunker near the top. My only gripe is that the gift shop closes at 3:30 so I couldn't get a hat. They have bathrooms and water fountains, what more could you need?
Was a great climb. Bit of a long climb but if you don't mind walking it's plenty of fun. The trail itself winds through the mountain and the view at the top is breathtaking. It's an amazing photography spot. It's quite wind up there though, so if you go make sure to leave loose items in the car.
We got there at 8am and it was pretty steady foot traffic but not too crowded. The views at the top were breathtaking. I highly recommend doing this trail. It has some stairs but it's not very difficult and there's plenty of stops to take breaks and good pictures.