These dreamy photos reveal a narrow metal path leading to the awesome Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder. It’s a steep hiking trail on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu and, according to Friends of Haiku Stairs, there are 3,922 steps on this mysterious stairway.

"The Haiku Stairs, or the Stairway to Heaven, is a semi-secret forbidden hike on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The stairs were originally built in 1943 to install antenna cables as part of a larger military radio communication system to communicate with US Navy submarines as far away as Tokyo Bay. The original wooden steps were replaced by metal, cable-supported stairs in the early 1950s when the US Coast Guard took over the installation."

Read more about the Haʻikū Stairs over at TYWKIWDBI.

Top photo via The Soul is Bone, bottom photo via Wikipedia