‪Diamond Head State Monument

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‪Diamond Head State Monument

‪Diamond Head State Monument
4.5
Hiking Trails • Scenic Walking Areas
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
A dormant volcano crater.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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haley092021
Galesburg, IL5 contributions
Great views!
Sep 2021 • Couples
The park itself is kept clean. There is parking available but it does fill up quickly. I believe it costs $10 to park. I wish they would put a lot full sign at the bottom so you knew not to drive all the way up. We found parking in a small lot about half mile from the bottom entrance. It had a nice walking path to get to diamond head. I felt that people were respectful the whole time. Would recommend going when the sun isn’t at its peak as there is very little shade. Bring plenty of water! The views are absolutely breathtaking- over all it’s not a hard hike, just has lots of stairs. Would go again in the future.
Written 16 September 2021
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Mbrasier27
187 contributions
Great Hike!
Aug 2021
The hike itself was easy and the experience was outstanding. The view from the top was well worth the climb!
Written 15 September 2021
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StacyInDC2012
Alexandria, VA898 contributions
Challenging Hike (for me) but Amazing Views
Sep 2021
We hiked Diamond Head in the afternoon and had no problems with parking or crowds like others have reported. It was very hot with only limited shade, so that was our downside.

The hike isn't long, but is pretty much all straight up with a big elevation gain in a short time. This was a challenge for me, but in the end I made it to the top and the views, and the sense of accomplishment, were worth it.

For more experiences hikers this one is probably a breeze and again, you can amazing sprawling views from the top!

The is water at the start but nothing beyond that so be sure you have plenty and have sun protection and good shoes as well.
Written 12 September 2021
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KSKELLION
8 contributions
the whole thing is . . . breathtaking :-)
Sep 2021
what a fun day . . . hiking and congratulating ourselves on our achievement . . . and the view and the understanding of the importance of Diamond head is soooooo worth it !!!!!
Written 11 September 2021
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Lrlopez8564
Arden, NC102 contributions
The views are perfection!
Sep 2021
This was my favorite hike of the trip. The views are absolutely stunning.

We went pretty early, at 7am, but encountered some crowds, so just be aware of crowds make you uncomfortable during these pandemic times. This is a moderate hike, with lots of steep stairs near the top. If stairs are difficult for you, you may want to factor that into your consideration.

Also, there is a tunnel you must walk through to the top. If you’re claustrophobic, factor this in as well.

My sole complaint: I wish they would ban speakers. I think the vast majority of people don’t want to be subjected to loud obnoxious music while out enjoying nature. We encountered 2 groups with loud speakers… rude.

Loved this hike, and loved the dole whip treat at the end.
Written 8 September 2021
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Busytraveller12345
Calgary, Canada11 contributions
The view
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a view. If you’re not a hiker, give yourself a lot of time to pace yourself. Wear comfortable shoes because of the uneven surfaces and incline on the ascend 70% of the hike. It will be worth it once you get to the top!
Written 3 September 2021
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AJ R
Cromwell, CT200 contributions
Nice hike, regardless of the time of day
Aug 2021
We initially planned a sunrise hike, but were a little slow to get moving during the morning, so we settled for a later afternoon hike instead. The hike is not very difficult and not very technical. It doesn't take long to complete and you're rewarded with great views from the top of the crater!
Written 31 August 2021
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Ronya W
3 contributions
Crowded! But great views
Aug 2021
Doing this is more of a bucket list item. There are incredible views once at the top, but the 'trail' is very crowded, which is concerning given the pandemic.
Written 30 August 2021
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Jacob A
Kaneohe, HI6 contributions
Must Activity
Aug 2021 • Family
Must see when you are in Honolulu. Nice easy hike beautiful views. Great activity when in Honolulu. Took the family including children everyone enjoy.
Written 27 August 2021
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Bonnie B
5 contributions
Diamondhead trek.
Aug 2021 • Friends
The walk was long,but you can rest often if needed. My sister and I did the whole thing and as a treat when we got done,we had a Pineapple whip. Yummy,refreshing,and sooooo delish.
Written 25 August 2021
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