New section of Diamond Head trail opening Thursday

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new section of Diamond Head State Monument Trail will open to the public on Thursday.

The 100-foot long section is a temporary detour for hikers going up and down the summit while repairs are made to the narrow ledge outside the fire control station.

According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, the new segment will eventually be part of a one-way loop designed to reduce congestion and allow hikers a more enjoyable hike.

The trail will open to the public at 6 a.m.

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