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Diamond Head Crater, Hawaii

Diamond Head Crater

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815 | 808-587-0300
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Diamond Head State Monument

Be prepared to experience one of the most amazing sites on the planet. Located about 3 miles from Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber, Diamond Head State Monument is a 475-acre crater that was formed around 300,000 years ago. The only way to view it is to take the hiking trail to the summit. Once there, you'll be able to buy food, have a picnic, view whales, and learn about the area via interpretive signs and brochures.


Hours -

Daily: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


  • Cars: $5
  • Pedestrians: $1
  • Commercial Cars/Vans: $20
  • Mini-Buses: $20
  • Buses: $40

Events -



  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Photography
  • Whale watching


  • How long is the Diamond Head summit hiking trail?

    It's not long at all. Built in 1908 for Oahu's coastal defense system, the hiking trail is just under a mile. However, it's very steep. It goes up 560 feet as you make your way from the crater floor to the summit. It will take about 1.5 to 2 hours round trip. Make sure to have solid walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and water.
  • What is the latest time I can enter?

    No one will be able to enter Diamond Head State Monument to hike the trail after 4:30 p.m. At that time, you will only have an hour and a half as the gates are locked promptly at 6:00 p.m. That is when everyone needs to vacate the premises.

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