POSTED: 4:27 a.m. HST, Nov 22, 2011
The state plans to briefly close the Diamond Head summit trail for improvements today.
State parks personnel from the Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the trail at 1 p.m. Hikers may begin trekking until noon, but park personnel will escort people down an hour later.
The trail is due to reopen as usual Wednesday at 6 a.m.
The state is closing the trail so hikers won't be present when a helicopter flies in concrete for repairs to a narrow ledge area at the summit. The state says the repairs will improve hiker flow and overall safety.