7 Photos of Hawaii’s Stairway to HEAVEN! #3 is STUNNING!

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Published on April 12th, 2017 | by Brandon Ramsey in Geography

When you think of paradise on Earth, most people think of Hawaii. Today we’re looking at the Stairway to Heaven, a hiking trail located on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. The total number of steps here is 3,922 and the views are nothing short of incredible.

Take a look at these seven photos and see for yourself!



These old metal steps run along Oahu’s Ko’olau mountain range, and offer some of the most spectacular views you could possibly imagine.



The steps were originally built in 1942 for a secret radio station that the United States Navy planned to use.



It began with a wooden ladder, then wooden steps, and eventually the metal steps were added in the mid-1950’s.



While the steps were technically closed to the public in 1987, people still ignore the “no trespassing” signs and climb up to the top for the sheer views.



People have been arrested and fined for using the steps, but to this day, hikers climb the steps every day.



The alternative name for these steps, the Hai’iku refers to the Kahili flower, and not the haiku poems made famous by Japanese writers.



Would you climb these steps? Tag your friends and share this post to see if they would dare to trespass!

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