Diamond Head

Visit the jewels of the south shore “Diamond Head” in Hawaii is a volcanic cone. The parent range of Diamond Head is the Hawaiian Islands with rock’s ages about 200000 years. The highest elevation point of Diamond Head is at 762 ft. (232m). It is also known as Leahi and Diamond Hill, this name was given by British Sailors. Diamond Head has cones, vents, and their associated eruption flows. Diamond Head also provides panoramic views of Waikiki and the south shore of Oahu. At Diamond Head, a television game show was set named “The Diamond Head Game”. Diamond Head has a 350-acre crater within it and the tuff cone measures 760 feet at its highest point. Come here and enjoy everything that could be found here which includes ocean view to beach, outdoor space to hiking trails, and restaurants to shops. The activity of watching the sunrise scenery from the summit of the Diamond Head is popular here.


Diamond Head Crater

The saucer-shaped crater was formed about 300000 years ago explosively. There were most of the vegetation and birds introduced. There are many tourist-heavy crater hikes to enjoy. The crater is visible from trails and is larger than its rim. The U.S. government purchased it to strengthen the Country’s Coast Artillery Defense.

Diamond Head Trails

The Diamond Head trails allow the opportunity to hike to the edge of a volcano. The switchback trail scales the inside slope of the crater with the mountain on one side and railing on the other, as part of the army coastal artillery defense system. Diamond Head is now a popular hiking destination with easy hiking levels and breathtaking views from the summit.

Diamond Head Light House

Diamond Head Lighthouse is a concrete tower of 57 feet in Honolulu. Enjoy the most beautiful view of the Diamond Head Lighthouse from both Diamond Head road and the beach. It is a government building, you can take pictures from outside. Explore the beautiful yachts, amazing views of the surf, and spreading of light from a lighthouse.


  1. It is estimated that Diamond Head is about 400000 to 500000 years old.
  2. The Diamond Head was designated as a state monument in 1962 and National Natural Landmark in 1968.



Diamond Head is popular for its historic hiking trails, stunning coastal views, and history of military. It includes the interior and outer slopes of the crater to explore. Enjoy crater festivals, culture, geography, plant, animal life, and scenery at Diamond Head. One can take a walk to witness glimpses through a lighted tunnel. Explore the hiking trails with very steep and uneven ways, biking, zoo, the aquarium at the Diamond Head.


What to Expect

Diamond Head is one of Hawaii’s most iconic geological features. You can walk through the tunnels and choose to hike to the summit. Enjoy slightly challenging hills and walk up to Diamond Head independently. Explore the range of mountains, vegetation, wildlife, military lookouts. You can choose a bike and audio hiking tours with the magnificent scenery of the ocean and coastal stretch.


Plan your Visit

Diamond Head is open all year-round with nominal entrance fees to visitors. It is open from 6 am to 6 pm. The last timing of the day when you will be allowed to enter is 4.30 p.m. Diamond Head is a significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource. Hiking trails will take you to the edge of the 300000 years old crater and edge of the volcano!

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