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blue Diamond Head Summit Trail

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0.9 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
74% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 494' 151 m
Descent: -43' -13 m
High: 712' 217 m
Low: 218' 66 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)

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This 0.9 mile trail from trailhead to the summit is steep and strenuous, gaining 560 feet from the crater floor.

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Entry fee of $5 per vehicle or $1 per walk-in visitor. No Bicycles. Permit required for groups of 25+ persons.

Description

After entering the monument through a short tunnel into the crater itself, you can run up a 0.75 mile (1.1 km) trail from a parking lot in the crater to the rim, up a couple flights of stairs, through a tunnel and an old coastal artillery to the summit. The trail is very popular and not difficult, but the climb can be a little much for the average couch potato. Bring plenty of water.

Flora & Fauna

Dominant plants are the kiawe, a relative of the mesquite, and koa haole. You may see some of the common introduced birds such as cardinals, doves, and sparrows.

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Mar 12, 2019
Dayna S
Hot and steep 1.8mi — 1h 00m

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  4.1 from 13 votes

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