Diamond Head trail to be closed weekday afternoons for upgrades

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – One of Hawaii's most popular visitor destinations will be closed on weekday afternoons starting in November. The of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced Tuesday that starting November 8, the Diamond Head summit trail will be undergoing improvements that will improve safety on the trail.

"Diamond Head State Monument is one of our most popular state parks, with over 600,000 visitors a year. The historic summit trail (built around 1906) hosts an average of 2,100 visitors per day.  Given the heavy use of the summit trail, it is important to improve trail safety for park visitors.  said Laura Thielen, DLNR Chairperson.  

Workers will address areas along the trail which have deteriorated due to heavy visitor traffic. Work will focus on sections of the trail which have eroded and on vertical rock faces above and below the trail.

The trail will remain open weekday mornings and all day on weekends. The parking lot and crater floor areas will remain open during the project. The work is expected to take about 60 days.

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