IMR: Places: Diamond Head
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.
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