IMR: Places: Diamond Head

[ Diamond Head ] Diamond Head
East Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96815

Diamond Head, originally named Leahi by the ancient Hawaiians, is the most recognizable landmark in Hawai`i. It is a large crater, the remnants of a long dormant (but not extinct) volcano. Inside, apart from a few military bunkers, is what is essentially a round, grassy field... and a parking lot for its famous hiking trail.

As hikes go, its among the easiest, the only challenge a blind climb up a pitch-dark steel stairwell. But the view from the top is second to none. You can see clear from `Aiea to Hawai`i Kai.


© Ryan Kawailani Ozawa · E-Mail: · Created: 17 April 1998 · Last Modified: 17 April 1998