Hawaii’s Amazing “Stairway To Heaven!” Incredible – And Illegal – Hiking Trail!


A Real “Stairway To Heaven!”

Talk about a pathway to the top of the world – this is an amazing hiking trail in Hawaii!

The Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the “Stairway to Heaven” or “Haʻikū Ladder”, is a steep hiking trail on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii.

This hike is almost 4,000 steps – many straight up!

Stairway to heaven hiking path

The hike up the Stairway to Heaven is one of the most popular of Oahu’s “forbidden” trails. Yes, forbidden – this path is closed!

Stairway to Heaven steps in Hawaii

First you have to make the 2,120-foot, 3,922-step ascent. But even though the trail is closed today, some avid hikers go anyway because of the spectacular view that awaits from the top.

Here is a video posted by Armando Guajardo on youtube:

Stairway-to-heaven 195-the-path-up

These are amazing images, thanks to all of the intrepid hikers and adventurers who took on this challenge and posted their work on the internet…you are taking the rest of us on a great adventure!

Hawaii’s-Most-Stunning-hiking trail

Although it’s now considered one of the most difficult hiking trails in the world, that wasn’t always the case. The Haiku Stairs were built by the US Navy during World War II. They were attempting to build a communication system on the island that could be used to send coded messages to the Navy’s ships in the Pacific Ocean.


It wasn’t until 1987 that this treasure became open to the public, and people have come from all over the world to hike up the stairs and to take in the amazing views of O’ahu from the top.

closed hawaii hiking trail

Unfortunately, a severe storm last year caused a landslide that severely damaged parts of the stairs. So, for now, the path is closed…but amazing pictures remain.

See more pictures at this great website “placeyoullsee.com”:


Of course, the “Stairway To Heaven” isn’t the only hiking path for true adventurers…

China dangerous hike

Ready To Hike THIS?

Time to head to China for a nice walk: get some fresh air, see the sights….AND WATCH YOUR STEP!


Yes, here is the world’s most dangerous mountain hike! If you need more proof, well HAVE I GOT IT FOR YOU!

china dangerous hiking trial

Thanks as always to the way folks at “RocketNews24” for posting this story, which they say was originally uploaded by the website “Izismile”.

Look at how you begin to climb this baby!

China Hua Shan trail

Climb Aboard The “Hua Shan Trail!”

This is 100% true: this is a hiking trail! These are photos of the Hua Shan trail, which crosses over, under and between the five peaks of the 7066 foot Hua Shan mountain in China’s Shaanxi Province!

world's most dangerous hikes

According to RocketNews24, “the trail is known among tourists as ‘the world’s most dangerous hiking trail’ on account of its steep climbs and sheer drops alongside which narrow paths snake.”


extreme hiking trails

As you can see, they have found a way to make every part of this mountain “hike-able” – as long as you have no fear of heights!

most dangerous hikes in the world

Thanks as always to the intrepid reporters at “RocketNews24”, THE GREATEST WEBSITE FOR ALL THINGS ASIA! READ THEIR ENTIRE STORY HERE:

Don’t Look Down! A Stroll Along China’s Deadliest Hiking Trail【Photos】

I honestly don’t think I could do that…but I might try!

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10 replies

  1. I left a comment somewhere, John. It has vanished. A great post.

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  2. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Talk about a walk in the clouds!


  3. I can understand why they closed it. Imagine someone having a heart attack, or breaking a leg halfway up, or at the top. As an EMT for 22 years, I can only imagine the problems involved in getting someone down from there! Plus it would be just my like to walk up all those stairs, only to find the views obscured by the clouds…
    Best wishes, Pete.


  4. Wow, gorgeous views of Oahu! If only I knew last time I was in Oahu, I could have taken the trail. 😉 HA! I thought I was brave for making it to the top of Diamond Head. that will have to do…



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