Lēʻahi – Diamond Head
Destination To Paradise
The proper Hawaiian name of Diamond Head on O’ahu is Lēʻahi. The volcanic tuff cone of Lēʻahi (translates to: brow of the tuna) derived from lae (browridge) plus ʻahi (tuna) because the shape of the ridgeline resembles the shape of a tuna’s dorsal fin.
Hawaii’s most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater. Diamond Head is a popular hiking destination with panoramic views of Waikiki and Oahu’s south shore.