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Diamond Head trail open as upgrades continue

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:52 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2011

A new phase of repairs to the Diamond Head landmark is beginning, including fixes to a lookout area, a narrow ledge at the summit and construction of a new summit loop trail.

The Diamond Head State Monument summit trail resumed normal hours last weekend after the state finished a months-long trail repair project.

The trail is now open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily as additional upgrades are set to start. No trail closures are scheduled.

Previous improvements repaired sections of the trail and vertical rock faces following deterioration caused by erosion and heavy use by more than 2,500 daily visitors. The project's cost was $1 million.

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