An extinct volcano, and for the residents of Honolulu they hope
it stays that way. In World War II it was used as an observation
post. Today the path built to get to the observation platforms is a
popular hike to get to the top and enjoy the terrific views. If you take
the hike be sure to take plenty of water as it can get hot, a flashlight to find
your way through a dark tunnel, and the famous "99 steps" only feel
like they keep getting longer and steeper with each step.
as seen from Waikiki
from top of Diamondhead overlooking Maunalua Bay
down on Honolulu, Waikiki in particular
inside the crater, comforting view for those who want to be certain Diamondhead
is indeed an extinct volcano.