Stairway to Heaven, OahuAlso known as the Haiku Stairs

In the past, people used to climb up here for the fantastic panoramic  views, which await all those who made it to the top. The hike is  difficult. First you have to make the 2,120-foot, 3,922-step ascent.
The stairway was originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard to allow  access to the LORAN radio antenna on the top of the mountain. But the  later termination of Omega Station operations also led to the cessation  of stair maintenance. Because of this, the stairs became terribly worn  and dangerous. So the state later officially closed the stairs to the  public in 1987.
As of 2003, the Haiku Stairs have been completely repaired, which  cost the city $875,000. However, legal access is currently still on  hold. Up until today, there is no legal entrance to the Stairway to  Heaven/Haiku Stairs. If you attempt to hike here, expect to be turned  away or cited by Honolulu Police. Hikers have been parking in the  residential area, which is limited and frowned upon by residents.
http://www.to-hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/stairwaytoheaven.php

Stairway to Heaven, Oahu
Also known as the Haiku Stairs

In the past, people used to climb up here for the fantastic panoramic views, which await all those who made it to the top. The hike is difficult. First you have to make the 2,120-foot, 3,922-step ascent.

The stairway was originally built for the U.S. Coast Guard to allow access to the LORAN radio antenna on the top of the mountain. But the later termination of Omega Station operations also led to the cessation of stair maintenance. Because of this, the stairs became terribly worn and dangerous. So the state later officially closed the stairs to the public in 1987.

As of 2003, the Haiku Stairs have been completely repaired, which cost the city $875,000. However, legal access is currently still on hold. Up until today, there is no legal entrance to the Stairway to Heaven/Haiku Stairs. If you attempt to hike here, expect to be turned away or cited by Honolulu Police. Hikers have been parking in the residential area, which is limited and frowned upon by residents.

http://www.to-hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/stairwaytoheaven.php
Posted on March 10th at 2:11 AM
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