It was once a railway track that brought supplies to the World War II bunkers. Now beginners can traverse these stairs, however, I must warn you it does become somewhat vertical. Pick a cool day to do this, if it’s in the summer I would do this early in the morning ,regardless, bring a lot of water. Furthermore, as you are hiking up the stairs you will hear the gun range below, don’t be alarmed its on the other side of the hill,and when you finally reach the top you will forget about the noise anyway. Also, at some point you will reach a bridge where there have been bee’s nest spotted. I took the path to the right that merges back onto the stairs after you pass the bridge to avoid the bees. When you finally reach the top don’t forget to take the path to the right it will open up to an amazing view. You can sit there and soak in the accomplishment you just conquered. After enjoying the beauty for your eyes trek over a short distance to the other side of the crater and take a seat on the metal grate and look over beautiful Hawaii Kai. Once you are done taking in all the breath taking views make your way back down the stairs. Now go celebrate your climb with a frothy beverage at Kona Brewing Company that is right down the road in the Koko Marina Shopping Center.