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    Gaby Gregoire reviewed Haiku Stairs [CLOSED/ PRIVATE PROPERTY]

    about 1 year ago

    We did it yesterday . Started at 7:00 am. We parked on Makena St. no problem, lots of space. The gate was open so we did not have to climb around it. We took the path through the bamboo forest. Large path well indicated with pink ribbons. Crossed underneath the highway and entered the stairs by going around the gate. Security guard was there but did not see us. Many others went straight beside him and he just said hi! Make sure you wear shoes with good grip and ankle support. The clay in the bamboo forest sticks to your shoes making them very slippery on the steel stairs. Use extra caution if you go after some rain. At the beginning some of the stairs are in pretty bad shape, but it's ok if you go slowly and are careful. If you have fear of heights, this will be very challenging for you. Some small parts are very steep and it's like climbing a latter, so be careful. Bring lots of water because you will sweat a lot. It took us 2:17 minutes going up and making many breath and photo stops. It took us 1 hour going back down. The view is awesome and breathtaking... really worth the risk of doing an illegal hike. We crossed about 20 people going up as they had started very early. I think our timing was perfect. Clear skies and killer views. No need of a jacket, sun was out. We crossed about 6 people going down. Crossing can be challenging sometimes because stairs are narrow and not much space on the side...
    Plz be careful and respect the neighborhoods bring back your empty bottles and any trash. On the way back we went right by the security guard and he did not say a word. We also used the Maps.me app (free on app store, and then you download the Hawaii map) for orientation at the beginning. This is a gps that doesn't need a network to work. Very helpful and stress relieving. Overall it was awesome!!! Now you Go do it!!!

    Gaby Gregoire added diamond head

    almost 2 years ago

    Gaby Gregoire completed Diamond Head Crater Tour

    almost 2 years ago

    Gaby Gregoire reviewed Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven) [CLOSED]

    almost 2 years ago

    We did it yesterday March 6th. Started at 7:00 am. We parked on Makena St. no problem, lots of space. The gate was open so we did not have to climb around it. We took the path through the bamboo forest. Large path well indicated with pink ribbons. Crossed underneath the highway and entered the stairs by going around the gate. Security guard was there but did not see us. Many others went straight beside him and he just said hi! Make sure you wear shoes with good grip and ankle support. The clay in the bamboo forest sticks to your shoes making them very slippery on the steel stairs. Use extra caution if you go after some rain. At the beginning some of the stairs are in pretty bad shape, but it's ok if you go slowly and are careful. If you have fear of heights, this will be very challenging for you. Some small parts are very steep and it's like climbing a latter, so be careful. Bring lots of water because you will sweat a lot. It took us 2:17 minutes going up and making many breath and photo stops. It took us 1 hour going back down. The view is awesome and breathtaking... really worth the risk of doing an illegal hike. We crossed about 20 people going up as they had started very early. I think our timing was perfect. Clear skies and killer views. No need of a jacket, sun was out. We crossed about 6 people going down. Crossing can be challenging sometimes because stairs are narrow and not much space on the side...
    Plz be careful and respect the neighborhoods bring back your empty bottles and any trash. On the way back we went right by the security guard and he did not say a word. We also used the Maps.me app (free on app store, and then you download the Hawaii map) for orientation at the beginning. This is a gps that doesn't need a network to work. Very helpful and stress relieving. Overall it was awesome!!! Now you Go do it!!!

    Gaby Gregoire reviewed Kaiwa Ridge (Pillbox) Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Pretty easy hike. We did it in an hour 15 minutes (in out) and taking our time to take lots of pics. It had rained in the morning, we did it at 9:30 am and it was a little slippery but no mud. The view from the second pillbox is awesome.. really worth it!

    Gaby Gregoire completed Kaiwa Ridge (Pillbox) Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Gaby Gregoire added pillbox

    almost 2 years ago

    Gaby Gregoire saved Maunawili Falls Trail

    almost 2 years ago