Stairway to Heaven



These are the Ha'iku Stairs on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. They were first built as a ladder to reach the top of the ridge during World War II, when a radio transmitter was installed on the top of the hill. Later the wood was replaced with metal steps, 3,922 of them! The stairs are now closed to the public, but hikers still risk trespassing charges to try them out. See more pictures at Atlas Obscura. Link

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I've been here! We went up about 50 rungs and decided it was suicidal. But the walk to the base of it was exciting, since you have to trespass to get there.
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These steps were featured in a season 1 episode of Magnum P.I. There were some baddies encamped in a nearby building and Thomas used the steps to gain the high ground and get the drop on them!
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