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  • Diamond Head State Monument of Honolulu, Hawaii Hotel

Discover the Spirit of Hawaii From the Top of Diamond Head

Edging the eastern tip of Waikiki's coastline, Diamond Head State Monument is Hawaii's most recognized landmark. A part of a dormant volcano, this 475-acre U.S. State Monument features a legendary hike to the end of a 300,000-year-old crater with jaw-dropping views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. While the hike is relatively short in distance, it does offer challenging inclines that can be physically demanding, but worth the trek. Tours to Diamond Head occur daily, offering group hikes paired with biking or yoga. There are also picnic tables and concessions for dining with breathtaking views as your backdrop.



  • Open daily from 6 am to 6 pm. Last entrance to hike the trail is at 4:30 pm.


  • $5/car or $1/person for pedestrians


  • Group Tours
  • Sunrise Run and Yoga
  • Bike and Hike


  • Hiking
  • Dining
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing


  • How long is the walk up to Diamond Head?

    Although the hike is only about 45 minutes to the top, plan on spending about 2-3 hours at Diamond Head State Monument, saving time for photo opps, picnics, and yoga. The park gates close at 6 pm, with the last hike offered at 4:30 pm.
  • Can you drive up Diamond Head?

    Although you can't make the drive to the top of Diamond Head, you can drive around it. A typical hike up to the top is only about 45 minutes, offering unparalleled views of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.

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