Stairway to Heaven: The Amazing Haiku Stairs of Hawaii

Most people refer to this hike as “Stairway to Heaven” but the official name is Haiku Stairs. It’s a steel staircase made up of4000 steps that ascends a ridge up from the Valley of Haiku in Hawaii. The steps were built so the military could access a radio station antennae on the mountain during WWII. It’s illegal to hike this path. It’s not treacherous, but there are issues with the surrounding neighborhoods. Most who hike this trail simply show up before the security guard (around 7am).

Stairway to Heaven - Haiku Stairs, Oahu, Hawaii

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Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.

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