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.
- It is estimated that Diamond Head is about 400000 to 500000 years old.
- 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!