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Diamond Head State Monument summit trail to close for rockfall work

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the historic summit trail at Diamond Head State Monument for a month starting Monday, October 20 for slope work and rockfall mitigation.

DLNR chairperson Laura H. Thielen says during the entire month of work, the summit trail will be closed to the public and hiking will not be allowed on any part of the trail.

The park inside the crater, including the parking lot, restrooms and information booth, will remain open to the public.

During the same month period, the DLNR will also carry out rock scaling work above the Kahala Tunnel, which serves as the only entrace into the Monument.  The entire park will be closed for a week between November 13-20.

Work on these areas is the first phase of the state's planned upgrades.

Future phases will include the Diamond Head Trail Improvements Project, which will address the narrow corridors and other trail sections that have deteriorated.

The Diamond Head State Monument summit trail attracts more than 600,000 visitors annually.

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