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Diamond Head’s popularity with visitors keeps it in the top position on a list of sites requiring rescues

  • COURTESY DLNR / March 8, 2018
                                Tourists flock to the main trail up Diamond Head, one of the state’s top attractions. Over five years, the Honolulu Fire Department rescued three times as many hikers from Diamond Head State Monument as from the outlawed “Stairway to Heaven” on Oahu’s Windward Side.

    COURTESY DLNR / March 8, 2018

    Tourists flock to the main trail up Diamond Head, one of the state’s top attractions. Over five years, the Honolulu Fire Department rescued three times as many hikers from Diamond Head State Monument as from the outlawed “Stairway to Heaven” on Oahu’s Windward Side.

On any given day, hundreds of hikers flock to Diamond Head State Monument to climb its summit trail with breathtaking views, jostling with a crowd of others that make it there by foot, car and tour bus. Read more

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