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Diamond Head Reservation System

Diamond Head Summit Trail

The Diamond Head Summit Trail is perhaps one of the state’s most famous hikes. The summit offers unparalleled views of Honolulu that are undoubtedly worth the steep climb. The trail covers roughly two miles and climbs about 500 feet up. The trail features a narrow tunnel, stairs, and an old military bunker. The hike is considered to be relatively easy and suitable for most despite the steep ascent. The relatively easy climb, spectacular views, and proximity to Waikīkī attracts a lot of visitors daily. Because of this, parking can be difficult to find and the trail can get congested. So, we suggest embarking on this hike in the early hours when the gates open at 6:00am. Depending on your pace, the hike should take around an hour. 

Diamond Head     Diamond Head

Those looking to learn more about the history, culture, and geography of the Diamond Head State Monument can purchase the Audio Tour. Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin, the audio guide also includes a souvenir map guide. The tour also comes with an “I Hiked Diamond Head” certificate, all for only $4.00.

Reservation System

A new reservation system is being implemented in order to regulate the large crowds that frequent Diamond Head. Non-Hawai`i residents will need to make a reservation prior to visiting the Diamond Head State Monument beginning on May 12, 2022. The reservation system opened on April 28, 2022 and allows reservations to be made up to 14 days in advance. In addition to the reservation, non-Hawai`i residents will also need to pay a $5.00 entrance fee and $10 parking fee per vehicle.

Hawai`i residents will not need to make a reservation prior to visiting the State Monument. However, entry may depend on parking availability.


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