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Diamond Head Summit Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (19)

This 0.9 mile trail from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet from the crater floor.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

712' 217 m

High

218' 66 m

Low

494' 151 m

Up

43' 13 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

46%

Max Grade (25°)

Dogs No Dogs

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Family Friendly This popular, short, and fairly easy trail makes for a great family outing. Well-maintained and steps provided for the steep portions.

Entry fee of $5 per vehicle or $1 per walk-in visitor. No Bicycles. Permit required for groups of 25+ persons.

Description

After entering the monument through a short tunnel into the crater itself, you can hike up a 0.75 mile (1.1 km) trail from a parking lot in the crater to the rim, up a couple flights of stairs, through a tunnel and an old coastal artillery to the summit. The trail is very popular and not difficult, but the climb can be a little much for the average couch potato. Bring plenty of water.

Flora & Fauna

Dominant plants are the kiawe, a relative of the mesquite, and koa haole. You may see some of the common introduced birds such as cardinals, doves, and sparrows.

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  4.1 from 19 votes

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  4.1 from 19 votes
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#14

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Photos

The view from the trail
May 12, 2018 near Honolulu, HI
Enjoying the view from Diamond Head
May 12, 2018 near Honolulu, HI
View from Diamond Head National Monument
Jan 3, 2018 near Honolulu, HI
Steps
May 12, 2018 near Honolulu, HI

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Nov 7, 2020
Melvin Pardo
Dec 28, 2019
ROBERT BLAZOFF
Dec 26, 2019
Joe Martinez
Paved rolling hike
Nov 9, 2019
Timothy Lane
Moderate hike with a lot of steps at the end. Beautiful view of the area if you are cool with the mix of ocean and city.
Oct 20, 2019
Thomas Tran
Oct 19, 2019
Ryan A
Oct 14, 2019
Erin Andersen
2mi — 1h 08m
Sep 23, 2019
Jenny Kampmeier