Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Oahu  /  Honolulu  /  Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu

4.7
#1 of 19,028 in Outdoors in United States
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Hiking Trail
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.
Create an itinerary including Diamond Head State Monument
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Diamond Head State Monument reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
23,482 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • So breathtaking and beautiful you can see everything! Be careful the terrain is rough and the hike is semi long  more »
  • We really enjoyed our hike. We are not it great shape, but it was just a moderate hike and beautiful.  more »
Google
  • This is a fairly easy hike depending on your level of fitness. It is quite busy and sometimes you are stuck going at the pace of the group in front of you. Just relax and enjoy the scenery 👍 Go early in the morning for a great sunrise view. There is a entrance fee of $1 per person.
  • Nice place. Very limited parking.

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.