Diamond Head State Monument

Volcano, Scenic Lookout, and Trail
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu
  • Cuppy C.
    "... hotter and hotter bring water and hades protect your eyes, there is a..."(15 Tips)
    Joe S.
    "Worth the 2 mile round trip hike including 50 flights of stairs"(15 Tips)
    Erika R.
    "If you love to hike this is a great place to come to."(56 Tips)
    Jenn C.
    "Wear comfortable shoes with traction and brig lots of water.."(5 Tips)
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  • Ebru D.
    Ebru Demirtas1 week ago
    Perfect view
  • Jim P.
    Jim Penfold1 week ago
    Uphill walking, an uneven rocky path and plenty of steps to navigate. But the views are spectacular. I suggest going with a tour operator and going on the early tour.
  • Tamas D.
    Tamas Dober2 weeks ago
    One of the best hikes in Oahu! We could see some people in sandals; I wouldn't advice it though.Excellent views from the top.
  • David C.
    David CarroJanuary 2
    The view is awesome,be ready to have a long walk to get on the top.
  • Erika R.
    Erika RuizOctober 5, 2017
    This place is Breathtaking! Simply amazing. If you love to hike this is a great place to come to.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelSeptember 9, 2017
    Really interesting story to on how the name turned out to be Diamond head
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CannonAugust 24, 2017
    Very little shade, where sunblock, sunglasses and a hat. Easy walk. Half paved, half bumpy ground with a few tunnels and stair at the end. The line for parking can get really long but it goes fast.
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RobertsJuly 12, 2017
    Awesome views. If you plan to hike you'll need a couple of hours at least. Bring sunscreen.
  • Von M.
    Von MosserJune 27, 2017
    The views are well worth the hike. Bring water, you'll be glad you did. Take your time and pace your hike. It's not a race, but an accomplishment.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WrightJune 12, 2017
    Nice little hike. Bring water, sunglasses, and good shoes. Beautiful views.
  • Brian
    BrianApril 30, 2017
    Not a long hike, but does offer some great views of the Honolulu-Waikiki areas. Plenty of spots to take a break if needed. Bring water. Can be fairly busy, so parking could be tricky.
  • Michal M.
    Michal MeskoJanuary 30, 2017
    Go for a run here - you can be on the top from Waikiki in 30 minutes! Don't forget to take $1 for admission though.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WJanuary 30, 2017
    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. OK, no shirt but they sell them. Nice view at the top, easy hike, super crowded. Park at the community college if the lot's full on the weekend, easy hike up.
  • A.D. N.
    A.D. NightingaleJanuary 16, 2017
    Super easy hike, but gets packed. Bring water.
  • Stephen Z.
    Stephen ZJanuary 6, 2017
    Hiking, views
  • Ricardo J.
    Ricardo JerezDecember 10, 2016
    Just get to the top and have a beautiful panoramic view.
  • Rob
    RobAugust 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Go very early to avoid the crowds.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJuly 31, 2016
    You would not wanna come back before seeing diamond head. Hike up is not too bad
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BJuly 2, 2016
    There's a fork in the road -- well, path -- that leads either to hundreds of steps or a few easier ramps. Take the steps: It's challenging but way more rewarding. You'll have stories to tell!
  • ginny h.
    ginny hJune 3, 2016
    Go early. Full on workout gear is overkill. Wear shoes.
  • Jason O.
    Jason OzaetaMay 1, 2016
    The view is worth the trip to the top. The stairs are the most direct, but most tiring way, so you might want to try the other path.
  • Vandell F.
    Vandell FosterMarch 27, 2016
    Wonderful short hike. 30 min, 1.5 miles. Great view!
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GrayMarch 23, 2016
    Challenging hike, but short
  • Tomiana D.
    Tomiana DeBellisFebruary 29, 2016
    Fantastic views and fun hike. Recommend getting there early (opens at 6am) to get parking and avoid major crowds. Toward the end are some serious stairs and a 200+ foot tunnel to think about.
  • Carlo D.
    Carlo D.February 16, 2016
    Nice and pleasant hike, great view at the top!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SJanuary 9, 2016
    Sunset down at the beach is great.
  • Sean K.
    Sean KauJanuary 2, 2016
    great view
  • Kaleb R.
    Kaleb RowlesDecember 14, 2015
    The hike is well worth the trip. Maybe a half an hour or so up but the view from the top is well worth it!
  • Juan G.
    Juan GiraldoDecember 2, 2015
    Great view of oaku island. It is possible to appreciate waikiki beach and its many hotels buildings
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonNovember 26, 2015
    Wear comfy shoes. The climb is not over-taxing. If the long staircase appears daunting, you can take the exit route to the top.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LindvallOctober 24, 2015
    A fun hike with a great view.
  • Luis C.
    Luis C.October 23, 2015
    Take your time up this hike, but as you get to the tunnel it gets crowded as people are going up and others coming down. Watch your step going up the steep steps.
  • Anna R.
    Anna ROctober 9, 2015
    Great hike to start the day. The outlook on top is congested with tourist - take a pic can't linger too much.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    an easy walk that looks tough
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeJuly 4, 2015
    Gotta hike the volcano
  • Matt T.
    Matt Ta-MinJune 12, 2015
    Easy walk from Waikiki, 45 mins - 1 hr. Great views then a half hour hike into the crater. Watch out though the park closes at 6pm! Don't arrive too late.
  • Randy K.
    Randy KingMay 17, 2015
    The hard way offers a couple extra views, and a trip through one of the buildings. I suggest the hard climb.
  • y0kS
    y0kSMay 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are here to get a "work out" don't come when the park first opens (at least not on Thursday that's when I came), unless you want to drown in a sea of tourists..🐠🐟🙋🏻🐋🐳🐬
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanApril 5, 2015
    Great views and a must if you haven't been up before. I reached the summit in under 30 mins without stopping. Go early because it gets very crowded and is quite annoying to hike with many people.
  • Steph H.
    Steph HindsMarch 26, 2015
    Awesome views. Hike to the top is half an hour and fairly easy. Make sure you take the stairs all the way to the top
  • Josie S.
    Josie SMarch 21, 2015
    A must do in Ohau. A medium level hike. Meaning younger kids (above 5yo) can do it but no one with mobility problems. A local told me they need to send paramedic 2 or3 tomes a week. View is AMAZING.
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkMarch 6, 2015
    $1 entrance fee!
  • Kai H.
    Kai HockertsMarch 3, 2015
    Wow. What a view.
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BoboFebruary 23, 2015
    Beautiful place to watch the sunrise
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiFebruary 15, 2015
    Sunrise from Diamond Head is magical. Get there at 5:50; gate opens at 6. It'll be dark out, but it's a simple hike. Do it on the first day, when you can use your jet lag hours to wake up early.
  • Babo B.
    Babo BubyFebruary 5, 2015
    Great view :-)
  • Do Hee J.
    Do Hee JeongDecember 30, 2014
    Beautiful view. Parking very limited and you'll only know spaces have filled up once you arrive at entrance. Some parking before tunnel but advisable to keep your cars at home.
  • Toyk H.
    Toyk HakimDecember 23, 2014
    breathtaking sceneery
  • Timothy D.
    Timothy DouglasDecember 1, 2014
    Keep climbing. It's worth it!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TNovember 24, 2014
    Worth it. Whatever it takes for you to do this, don't miss it. The views are SPECTACULAR!
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