Explore the most popular trails in Diamond Head State Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

it's super crowded, and there are stairs. the view at the top is really nice (Honolulu and the water,) but the crowds...ugh. refreshments for sale at the base of the hike!

So crowded at the top I couldn’t even use a selfie stick. Do the hike as early as possible if at all.

It’s a must do! $5 carload. Easy walk up. Stairs and tunnel. Stunning views. People in sandals so don’t worry but busy. Crowded early.

too crowded

If you are looking for beautiful views with minimal effort and little time to spare, and don’t mind heavy crowds, this will fit the bill. I expected it to be crowded, but not as bad as it was. We hiked on a Sunday morning and were in a line the whole time. That viral picture of the standstill line to the top of Everest now resonates with me in a newfound way. This was a one-and-done for me.

Good for beginners but super crowded. The view at the top is alright but nothing compared to some of the ridge hikes on Oahu. There’s very little shade as well so bring lots of sunscreen.

Hiked this trail with my best friends on our annual “Girls Trip” back in January and it was so beautiful. Especially for my first time in the most exquisite Hawai’i. Would highly recommend to everyone! Mahalo!

great hike if you're not claustrophobic through a couple of tunnels. amazing views.

Busy with lots of people but totally worth it for the views!

Just way too crowded. Good views, if you can squeeze in. Koko Head and others can give a similar view. It is an easy walk though.

I like this hike a lot. I did it between study sessions for my chemistry class and it was a good way to get my heart rate up. Beautiful views of Waikiki and inland a bit. I wore running shoes but several people I saw were wearing flip flops, so it’s not a hard hike at all. Wear sunblock though cause there’s no shade.

It’s usually packed with tourists so get there early if you can. Hike is not too strenuous and there are resting points along the way. Great for families. You can’t beat the views of Waikiki from the top!

Hiked this on July 4 and it was VERY busy; like a strange kind of Mecca For tourists. The bunkers at the top overlooking Honolulu were awesome!

A must for a quick view of the surroundings and to see the old war bunkers. Let's say it's way too touristic for my taste and far too many people to enjoy. Going there in winter should be less crunchy

Very touristy but still worth it! Great view at the top!

Beautiful views from the top, but super crowded. :/ we got there around 7 am and the parking lot was already full. Worth it, but too many people to be amazing.

Great views, but it's too crowded. I also prefer trails to paved roads. It didn't feel in touch with nature. minimal shade except for a few tunnels, so look out on a hot day.

20 days ago

Fun hike with fantastic views as a reward for all the stairs. The tunnel was a nice surprise. To extend it you can walk all the way back to town!

no shade
24 days ago

Very easy hike! Be prepared for the stairs at the end, there is an easier way up if you veer to the left on your way up. VERY crowded! We got there at 6 am and there was already a lot of people there, even some coming down from the top. Would recommend getting there as early as possible. No shade! Bring lots of water!

This trail offers great views of Honolulu! It isn't difficult, but depending on the time of day the sun can be brutal. I would suggest going early in the morning and not at noon like I did. There are many stairs that you have to climb to finally get to the top and one short tunnel you have to pass through. It is heavily trafficked, so you may have to adjust your speed to other hikers. The views are awesome and there is a helicopter pad that is great for pictures!

Great trail that starts inside an old volcano. There are a lot switchbacks and steep steps when you near the summit. The views at the top are beautiful!!

I read a lot of comments saying he was disappointed! And I approve that having known that it was only that, I would not have been there and I would have priority on other hike than thisLui! VERY touristy, parking often full ($ 5), arrive early! But seen + \ - awesome for those who hike bcp !!!

An enjoyable hike in the middle of an urban setting. The views are spectacular, but the trail is very busy. Parking can be a hastle, but just ask to wait and you should have a spot in 10 minutes. Bring water as there isn't any after the trailhead.

nice walk for someting in the middle of a big city. Think about going at opening because already at 8 am parking lot was full and crowded in the trails to the summit.

Tourist galore but a great view of Waikiki!

Nice easy hike, reallyyyyy hot though! Try to go early because there is ALOT of people .

For taking children and elderly people up. Not really a hike, more of a urban walk. The most touristy destination for physical activity in Honolulu

no shade
1 month ago

6/15/2019-Welcome to brown Diamond Head season! Started around 0730 and skipped the very top lookout because of the crowd that was already there. Otherwise we managed to climb Diamond Head relatively quickly this time around. No breeze in the crater today but at least there was a light one at the top!

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