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Stairway to Heaven (Haiku Stairs)

Updated 2022

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Overview

Haiku stairs or more popularly known as "Stairway to Heaven" is possibly the most famous and rewarding hike on Oahu. Consisting of 3,922 steps, the hike ascends nearly 2,700 feet (sometimes nearly vertical) up an old stairway leading to an abandoned radio tower originally build by the U.S Navy in 1942. Although the hike is regularly done by both locals and tourist it has technically been closed since 1987 and there is risk of approximately $1000 fine per person if caught. Note a guard is located at the bottom of the stairs. (Updated as of 2022). 

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