CLOSED - Haiku Stairs (Stairway To Heaven)

Honolulu, HI

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It's the most controversial hike on the island! The Haiku Stairs is one of the most sought after hikes on the island, but due to worried and frustrated landowners any hiker wanting to go up the stairway will need to bypass private property and a security guard.

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Shane Flynn (56)

1 Completed1 Reviews

So I just did this trail on October 23rd and went at about 4pm because I read that there was only a guard posted from 4am-4pm. This information was wrong and I got there right when they were changing shifts so a new guard was just arriving. I wasn't about to turn back so instead of walking to the entrance, I climbed the side of the mountain below the entrance and then traversed across to the stairs well out of sight of the guard. It was actually really easy and there is so much brush and trees that the guard doesn't have a clear line of sight until you are 300-400 yards up the trail. The bottom line is be respectful of the houses in the neighborhood when you park and walk in and don't cause issues. I highly highly recommend this trail and going in the daytime was so much better than pre-dawn because you could see everything!

Jonathan Young (56)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Make sure you start the hike at 3 to give you time to get to the stairs, I thought the guard would post up by the first gate but he's by the stairs. I pulled the navy card and he said no.

Puss Small Boots (10519)

85 Completed57 Reviews

Approach from Moanalua Middle ridge / Kamananui Valley Road. Take your classic stairs photos and return the same way.

Heather Sumner (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Police officer waiting at the bottom. Absolutely beautiful though.

Kapena Stone (41)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Trail is closed. Residents near the trailhead marked here have had it with trespassers, rubbish, noisy hikers at all hours of the day. Police are being called and citations are being written.

Michal Koch (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Can anobody tell me maybe enclosing a printscreen from google maps - where exactly the guard is?

Andy Mack (71)

10 Completed3 Reviews

Great hike, definitely one of the best spots on the island to watch the sun rise. Takes about 40-45 minutes to get to the top from the bottom gate. Wear good shoes, it gets wet the last 1/4 up

Carlos Iruegas (180)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Hell of a hike, 2nd time doing it and just as amazing as the first time. If you get the chance do this hike for sure, no doubt and experience. Oh and you might meet some very cool people, had a shot of Vodka with some Estonians! Oh and ice cream at the top.

Bill Michel (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail is CLOSED and has been for over 20 years but folks continue to attempt to access it through private property. There is now a guard posted at the gate and some adjacent land (home) owners have put barb wire up on their fences to keep the trespassers off their PRIVATE PROPERTY. Addtionally the local folks that live in the area are now gathering early in the morning (like 2am early) and preventing wannabe trespassers from climbing the fence and going up. Last night 91 people were turned away. How would you feel if you had 91 unwanted people cutting through your yard. And that's just one day!! This unlawful activity happens year round.

Skye Jaskar (72)

7 Completed1 Reviews

Not recommended AT ALL unless you are willing to pay I costly fine., and when I mean a costly fine, you could pay thousands of dollars, NOT WORTH IT