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Beach Review of Diamond Head State Monument

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Climb to the 760-foot summit of the crater—you'll be glad you made the effort.
  • Bring water. There's a 225-foot tunnel to walk through, as well as two stairways—one with 99 steps, one with 76.
  • Plan on one and a half hours for the trip. The trail to the rim is about 0.7 miles one way.
The hands-down best time to hike up to Diamond Head State Monument is sunrise. In the middle of the day, crowds thicken and temps rise. There's no shade along the trail and no facilities at the top, but restrooms are located at the trailhead.

4200 Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Parking: Daily 6am-6pm

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 1 808 587 0285 (State Parks)
Transportation: To get here from Waikiki, take Kalakaua Ave. toward Kapiolani Park. Turn left onto Monsarrat Ave. at the Park. Monsarrat Ave. becomes Diamond Head Rd. after Campbell Ave. Continue on Diamond Head Rd. to turnoff to crater. Turn right into turnoff, follow to parking lot. Bus: 22 or 58
Neighborhood: Waikiki
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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