Stairs With Landings
For 2nd Story Decks Stairs can have a middle landing to break up the steepness while also adding that great appeal. Adding a landing you can also change where the stairs end in your yard as they can be built to any direction. Having a landing while the most common, there are other designs of stairs for 2nd story decks such as building them parallel with in the deck or even off to the side.
For more of your ground level or English basement decks there are more options for stair designs and sizes. Stairs with 3 Steps ore more are required to have railing.