From the beaches to the mountains, beauty abounds in Hawaii. But if there's one thing that attracts people more than beauty, it's the forbidden. The Haiku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, are the source of some of the most breathtaking photos we've seen—but most of them were taken illegally. Originally built for Navy use during World War II, no one ever intended for Instagramming hikers to become the main trekkers up the 3,922 steps on the side of a mountain.
A Military Project In A Pristine Place
Beauty in the Danger
Watch and Learn: Our Favorite Content About Dangerous Places
Thrillseekers Add A Swing To Hawaii's Most Dangerous Stairs
Share the knowledge!
Curiosity StaffApril 20, 2017
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our best articles a few times a week.