Removed! The Crazy Swing Atop a 2,000 ft. High Trail
Even now, hiking along Haiku Stairs is illegal and violators who are caught can face fines as high as $1,000. There are 3,922 steps to reach the 2,820 feet high summit, which is set to reopen under a managed access program.
All this doesn't deter tourists who still surreptitiously take the trek. Scores of travelers have been breaking the rules for the past 30 years. All for the breathtaking view!
And some brave souls even upped the fear factor by putting up a makeshift swing atop the mountain range. The jerry-rigged contraption made of metal chains, was anchored by two rusty poles atop a ridge in the lush Koolau mountain range.
Daredevil tourists risked life and limb just so they could swing over the edge of the mountain. Numerous videos that show the heart stopping swing have gone viral on social media. But now authorities have decided to take down the swing.
So bad luck if you were crazy enough to even wish you could have taken a ride on it. Guess you'll have to do with the recounts of the more manic ones who did.