Diamond Head Rd
Honolulu, HI 96815
• The summit trail will be open on weekends and state holidays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During this project, partial closures of the summit trail will be necessary for public safety, as workers loosen rocks on slopes above the trail.
Starting Monday, October 23, 2017, the summit trail will be closed every weekday, Monday through Thursday. No hiking will be allowed Mondays through Thursdays of the following dates:
October 23 – 26
October 30 – November 2
November 6 – 9
November 13 – 16
The summit trail will also be closed the following Friday afternoons at 12 p.m. (all hikers must be off the summit trail by 2 p.m.): October 27, November 3, and November 17.
OPEN DATES: The summit trail will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and state holidays (November 10, Veterans’ Day).
Special Thanksgiving week hours, November 20 – 24:
Monday, Nov 20 – Wednesday, Nov 22, the summit trail will be closed at 12 p.m. (all hikers must be off the summit trail by 2 p.m.).
The summit trail will be open regular hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov 23 – Sunday, November 26.
Hikers rejoice! Diamond Head State Monument offers breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. In fact the view is so good, it was used by the US military as a post for preventing attacks against Honolulu.
The trail takes you to the edge of a 300,000 year old crater. While the hike isn’t that long in terms of distance, it can be somewhat challenging due to its ascent. Parts of the trail are over uneven rock, and the 99 steps near the end of the hike are steep. Also, the only water fountains are at the beginning of the trail, so you’ll want to bring a water bottle or bottled water to stay hydrated.
If you plan to hike at Diamond Head State Monument, make sure you arrive enough. While the the gates to the park close at 6:00 PM, no one is permitted to hike after 4:30 PM, as the hike takes about a 1.5-2 hours (round trip). Parking is limited and the park can get busy, so it’s recommended that you arrive well before the 4:30 PM cutoff.
$5/car or $1/person for pedestrians
Commercial vehicles fees: