Ke Ala Hele Makāle Coastal Path

The island of Kauai is surrounded by beautiful views and areas for visitors to explore. Capture a glimpse of this beauty on the paved trail called Ke Ala Hele Makāle. This trail is perfect for walking, jogging, and bike riding. The name Ke Ala Hele Makāle is Hawaiian for “The Path that goes by Coast” and covers 8 miles over two different segments. Check out more details below for experiencing this trail on your next visit to Kauai!

Beautiful aerial view of spectacular Na Pali coast, Kauai, Hawaii

The first stretch of this trail goes from Lydgate Beach Park to Wailua Beach Park. Another option is that you could start in Kapa’a and head to Ahihi Point. There is also a spot next to the trail in Kapa’a to rent bikes if that is the best way for you and your group to explore this trail. To access the southern end of the trail, parking is available at Lydgate Beach Park which is off Nalu Road. To access the northern end of the trail, parking is available at Waipouli Beach Park at the Lihi Boat Ramp on Kaloloku Road. Another parking option is available at Kapa’a Beach Park at the end of Niu Street.

The trail is separate from the highway, so it’s safe for children and is relatively flat. This is also convenient if you happen to be traveling with younger children and have strollers to push. There are plenty of areas to stop along this trail and enjoy the breathtaking views of this amazing island. Whether you get up early and enjoy a sunrise stroll, or enjoy a sunny afternoon walking along Kauai’s east side beaches, the views are a must see!

No matter which type of transportation you decide to take along this trail, there are plenty of areas to stop and read the informational signs. All along the trail you can learn about local archaeological, cultural and historic sites. Depending on the time of year, usually from December to March, you might also catch a glimpse of a whale out in the ocean!

Paradise Beach in Kauai Hawaii With Turquoise  Water and Palm Trees

Be sure to check out this can’t-miss trail and all its history on your next visit to Kauai, and book your stay at Makai Club Resort today!


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