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

Talk about a walk in the clouds!

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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…

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10 replies

  1. That really is hugely impressive. Not sure I have the stomach for those heights though… 😆

  2. It looks like straight to heaven, yes.

    Too bad I’m not going there. We’re going to Maui in October.

  3. As I remarked before, it does look amazing, but I can well see why they closed it. Far too dangerous.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I hate when questions are left unanswered. Why is it closed, When did it close, When was it built, How long was it open, Did something happen to cause its closure, etc.

  5. Oh wow! I wonder why it is forbidden.

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