Haiku Stairs [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Haiku Stairs [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
794 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

closed

private property

no dogs

NOTE: This trail is CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC and violators/trespassers are SUBJECT TO $1000 FINES, COMMUNITY SERVICE, BENCH WARRANTS, AND/OR ARREST. If you receive a citation you will be required to appear in court. PLEASE NOTE: The act of being ON the stairs is ILLEGAL and trespassing on government property. A powerful storm passed over the island of Oahu on in 2015 which caused significant damage to the stairway itself, rendering it dangerous and unusable. Hikers MUST be mindful of neighborhood residents who live in this area. Noise complaints, parking violations and exiting the trail via residential properties will result in a fine. The ONLY LEGAL WAY to get to the TOP of the Haiku Stairs can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/hawaii/moanalua-valley-trail-to-the-haiku-stairs-stairway-to-heaven. Again, it is ILLEGAL to be on the HAIKU Stairs at any point along the route.

hiking
in 5 months

Aloha! I typically hike up 1-3 days a week and have been doing so almost 3 years now. Went up a few times week and this past weekend. I will be going up again Thursday and Friday along with this weekend the 20th/21st. The hike can be muddy and or rainy but we never have any issues as I always provide the proper gear (including microspikes) when we go. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food for this hike and other hikes out here in Hawaii. Feel free to reach out to me on instagram mike.karas or via email at mikekarasphotography@gmail.com.

hiking
in 4 months

This is an epic hike, specially taking the legal back way. I go up every weekend. Conditions were great last weekend. It can get pretty muddy and windy. Crampons(spikes) recommended, I do have some spare spikes.
Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join.
Make sure to bring plenty of water and food

hiking
17 minutes ago

Looking to go here either from Moanalua Middle Valley or the front of Haiku Stairs on Monday April 22 Earth Day! I’ve never been and want to go, can I tag along with anyone? Jenyce Tolentino on fb messenger or brashandsassy@outlook.com

hiking
2 days ago

Hello everyone! Me and my husband really want to go on “Stairs to Heaven” hike, but we want to go who’s experienced in that hike. It’s our first time here, that’s why looking for group of people or some that can take us there. We can go tomorrow or Friday April 18-19! Let us know!!! Text to this number at any time (916)412-5261

hiking
6 days ago

Just arrived in HNL on Apr 13. Gonna do this again some time this week MO-TH one way starting from Moanalua Valley Trail and take a bus back to Waikiki from Kaneohe. More people the more better! Would gladly join others or have others join me. johndamico64@yahoo.com or text 7026044307. Either way, have a GREAT hike. P.S. I’m also going to do the Olomana Trail this week so feel free to hmu if you want to join me.

hiking
private property
8 days ago

Aloha. I’ve done the back way (legal way) twice already. A bit curious, I’ve heard the guard is not present early in the morning when it is still dark. Can any one confirm this with me? I am wanting to go up the stairs then down the back way. I really just want to witness sunrise which I barely missed the last time I went.
If you have any information, please contact me! Appreciate it!
jj.villa1028@gmail.com insta jayjayvillanueva

hiking
10 days ago

It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Even though we got tickets at the bottom I would do this again! We have a court date for June so if anyone has suggestions for a good lawyer, please hmu. I don't care how much, just a good one. It was cloudy at the top but we stayed for a couple hours and just before we were about to give up it broke for about 5 minutes. INCREDIBLE!! If you're going, bring a coat - it got FREEZING after we stopped moving. Be safe out there and definitely give this a go - even if you get the ticket you won't regret it! So, don't go through the bamboo on the right - that's where the cops got us. I think we were supposed to go the other way lol.

hiking
11 days ago

I’ve completed this hike twice now and both times starting from the Moanalua Valley side and then going down the stairs. I’m going to do it again sometime between April 14 and the 17th depending on the weather and probably an early start say 9 AM from the Moanalua Valley side. It’s about three-four hours one way. I take the bus in both directions so don’t have to worry about being stuck without a car on the other end. If anybody wants to join me just reach out here johndamico64@yahoo

hiking
14 days ago

Hi all, I will be on Oahu from the 4th to the 10th of April. Planning to do few hikes like Mount Kaala, Olomana trail, ... I am thinking to do the Haiku stair and going down by the Moanalua valley trail. If anyone can give me advice or join me: that will be perfect. Message me at theoche_83@hotmail.com

hiking
21 days ago

Hi guys! Is anyone doing either this trail or Moanalua in the following days? I’m keen to go but cannot find any company. Hit me up if someone is keen wieteskamariusz@wp.pl

hiking
22 days ago

Hi! Me and my 2 friends would love to do this hike 03.30 or 03.31 and we are looking for some company or people who already done it and know how to do it without being caught :)
Message me on Instagram julia.chalupka or email julka15252@wp.pl

hiking
27 days ago

Went up to catch the sunrise. Amazing view!!

1 month ago

I want to hike up the night before and be at the top for sunrise. Has anyone done this? any suggestions? I'm assuming I can find a place for my hammock at the top? @LiveRADhawaii

muddy
1 month ago

The most exciting hike I've done! It is beautiful and worth doing. Going up the stairs is more exciting than the legal back way; it is, after all, the stairway to heaven! I went up the stairs and then down the legal back trail. There was a guard stationed at the bottom when I got on the stairs at 7am, as anticipated. I used microspikes to get through the muddy forest undetected. The stairs are steep and wet early in the morning. Gloves would have been nice. Some stairs are loose or rusted through. Just pay attention, and you'll be fine! Feel free to reach out on instagram.

@austin_spagnolo

hiking
1 month ago

My bf and I will be in Oahu this weekend 3/15-3/18 and definitely want to do this hike on Sat 3/16. Looking for a meetup and or someone that knows the route! DM: Xtined90

hiking
1 month ago

Looking like Friday might be good weather. Anyone else want to try and join me then or sometime this weekend to get up there by sunrise? ig @justjustn

hiking
1 month ago

By far my first favorite hike on the island

hiking
1 month ago

I was so excited to check this hike off of my list. Best hike to date. Lots of ropes and steep climbing. My arms were so sore the next day. Make sure to load up on the coconut water. My legs started cramping up on the way down.

hiking
1 month ago

I’m looking to do this hike Sun. 3/24 if anyone can show us how. We would love to meet up with someone who has done this before successfully without getting caught. Message me on insta @sydswinsick

hiking
1 month ago

Looking to go up tonight/Sunday morning around 2-3 in the morning if anyone else would be interested in joining me message me on Instagram @ericgallion

hiking
1 month ago

Looking to go up this Sunday 3/10 or Monday 3/11, me and a friend visiting. Message me at @chaymckay on insta if you wanna go together. Would like to go the illegal way with the stairs. Not looking to pay for a guided hike but rather a meetup

hiking
1 month ago

Looking to hike with anyone who’s done it before or knows route to get this hik!! Or any other people who’ like to join me in April 5 or April 10.!!!! Email jacky.martinez1991@gmail.com

hiking
1 month ago

Try to do it this Friday or Saturday by myself.
My INS is i.how.
Try to join a team or other singles.

Thanks

hiking
private property
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
private property
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I've done this hike many times, thinking of going up this weekend. If you want to avoid getting fined/arrested let me know if you want to join going up the legal backway. In my opinion going up the stairs all the way gets boring, the backway is more of an adventure and there are better views. It can get pretty muddy and windy. Crampons(spikes) recommended, I do have some spare spikes.
Message on instagram @angelo_q or email me at chicolo@hotmail.com if you'd like to join. Make sure to bring plenty of water and food

hiking
private property
1 month ago

I Have done the stairs a couple times now, up and down and I have done the back way once. I don’t like hiking 8 hours so I stick to the front way hahah. A couple of my friends are planning on doing it this weekend Feb 23/24th. Let me know if you’re interested ! Instagram @snapshot_ianw

hiking
private property
2 months ago

I had a blast! I felt like James Bond trying to dodge the security guard and climb up the mountain on some old metal stairs. There’s an ancient radio station at the top with a big dish that was used to send radio signals to Navy ships operating in the Pacific starting in 1943 - very cool history behind this hiking spot. I highly recommend it, but try not to get caught!

hiking
2 months ago

Hello all!
Plan on hiking up the stairs with family on FEB 16, 2019, this Saturday. We are looking for company and anyone with experience in this hike. I have done it four years ago when security was a little lower. Please email me at sddilts@gmail.com or DM me on instagram at surfing_gaijin

Thank You!

hiking
muddy
off trail
private property
2 months ago

Aloha everyone! I did this hike on February 7, 2019. Must I say we had the best luck ever. We saw a cop but turned behind him and he never followed us to the side street. Took the drainage canal way straight to the government road that lead to the steps. No security guard in front. On the way down, we did see a guard and decided to take the bamboo forest to the government road. Took the drainage canal back to the main road & easy peasy just like that! If anyone has any questions feel free to msg me insta @nikkihuber

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