Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven) [CLOSED] is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, HI that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
A powerful storm passed over the island of Oahu on 2/14/2015 which caused significant damage to the stairway, rendering them unusable. After the storm damage, five hikers got stuck on the east side of the mountain's ridge and were trapped overnight and had to be rescued.
Great Hike!! Go for Sunset, put up a hammock inside Top-Station for the Night an go down after Sunrise!!
Don't forget to take Your Trash Down!!!!
The views and climb are worth the risk and challenge.
Solo adventurer from Canada. Will be in Honolulu on November 6-9. Looking for other fellow adventurers to conquer this hike. Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Does anyone know what the current guard situation is? Are the fines heavily enforced, what time should one get up and down to avoid and troubles? Some people wrote they even had a chat with a guard but that sounds odd since its pretty much there only job to keep people away from the track.
Any feedback is highly appreciated!
I will be in Oahu Oct 26th-Nov 2nd. My girlfriend and I are looking to hike the stairs with some people! Anybody interested shoot me an email. Nolandcassidy@gmail.com
I will be on Oahu from maui, oct 29th through nov 2. I will be hiking this trail and would love a companion. hit me up at email@example.com
Was a lot of fun. Was unable to get quality photos because we went at 3am. But so worth it. Gonna do it again when it's brighter outside. Worth the risk in my eyes. Have fun.
I will be in Oahu from October 21-25th and would love to do this hike! If anyone wants to join me please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Climbed the stairs at 3am on the 12th of october.
Walked straight in through the gate, walked past the guard - had a very brief conversation where she explained there was a $1400 fine if we were caught on the way back down and warned us it had been raining a lot and to be careful, treat the guard with respect and it seems they return the favour.
As far as the stairs go, other than the small section that are damaged they were very sturdy and didn't feel unsafe at all. Unfortunately it was a very misty day so once we reached the top it didn't seem worth waiting around for the 2 hours to sunrise so we headed back down. When we reached the bottom and climbed through the gate to head past the guard a second car drove down the road, we instantly panicked thinking this was a police car but it turns out it was just a changing of the guards, we walked straight past both cars and back into the neighborhood where we were parked.
Climbed up in under an hour and back down in the same, that was with rests. The first probably 1000 stairs were pretty tough as its extremely humid down there and the sweat starts dripping off you but soon enough it'll cool down and even get to the point where you consider putting on a windbreaker.
Completely worth doing, just wish it had been a slightly nicer day to improve visibility. If i find myself back on Oahu one day I would definitely do it again.
Hopefully one day the residents and government can find a way to open it to the public to avoid all the sneaking around and needing to climb so early in the morning.
"Fucking Stairs!" That's what I was thinking when I was climbing it at 3 am in the night, not seeing anything. After we climb as high as the clouds are, it started to be very windy and very cold, even we were still climbing I was not sweating any more, so I was so thankful for my windbreaker. You don't need more than a windbreaker. But next time I would take gloves definitely, as your hands goes more smoothly on the rails on the way down. Up there we were not able to see really anything as it was cloudy and windy the whole time. I guess for the sunrise is better to stay at the lower areas. On the way back we were thinking about the back legal way, not to have any encounters with the police but the back road is too scatchy and very very dangerous when it is foggy and rainy.. Imagine the steep part of the stairs, without stairs.. So we chose rather our life and chance to be caught than the death on the other trail. On the way back we saw some amazing views of the city and ocean, worth all the troubles:D On the way back we discover this other way that starts before the end of the stairs by which we were able to completely avoid the guard and the main gates as well. If I knew about this road before I would go during the day :D much better than walking those during the night, although it might be pretty hot during the day. Nevertheless, awesome experience. Advices: gloves, windbreaker, you should train a little before you go as it is a lot of stairs and remember, everything is in your head ! :D GL
looking to hike this trail Oct15 or 16th... any one care to join? risk the stair climb side? email at email@example.com or text at 7149418364 :) -Alex
My girlfriend and I want to do this trail on October 14th or 15th. If anyone wants to join us please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to do this tomorrow morning Thursday Oct 13th around 4am. Send me email to oyunaz at hotmail dot com.
Looking to do the hike Thursday Oct 13 or Friday Oct 14! Email me at eflolfe at gmail.com to join!
I will be here with a friend from Oct 11 to 16th and we're looking to climb this trail. Email email@example.com to join us!
I Will Be here from the 16-27th and would love to hike this email me if you'd like to join me :) firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be on Oahu January 9-15th and would like to find another person or couple to go with
If anyone is available to hike on 21 Oct I wound love to tag along. email@example.com; IG @jersey_grrrl mahalos
Hey guys. Me And my girlfriend are here until the 16th October 2016. Currently staying in Waikiki. We want to do the stairs pretty much any day from now until we leave so if your interested in getting together to go one morning please send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org