Hike Diamond Head

by Mariam Beard • Last Updated: February 2021

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How to Hike Diamond Head

  • Island: OAHU
  • Reservations?: Required

How to Make a Reservation

Website: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/oahu/diamond-head-state-monument/ (Or click here)

What does the Hike ACTUALLY Look Like

This video shows what each part of the hike looks like in real time.


01:14 Paved Trail
05:42 Uneven Terrain
15:27 1st Lookout
16:21 The Stairs
17:16 The Tunnel
18:28 Steep Staircase (NOTE: You can turn LEFT here and take the easier switchback trail to get to the SAME summit)
21:20 2nd Lookout
22:32 THE VIEW
22:45 Heading Down

What to Pack

  1. Water. I’d bring 32oz/1L! But bring At LEAST 16oz/500ML at the bare minimum. 
  2. Small backpack. Since the terrain can be uneven, keep your hands free with a small backpack. Leave the sidebags, totes, purses, etc. in the car.​

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I'm an Oahu resident sharing my adventures here in Hawaii to help take the guesswork out of planning your trip to Hawaii.

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