About The Trail
The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail was designated in 2000 and is administered by the National Park Service. As with many trails in the national trail system, a private, non-profit association is established to provide community support to the planning and management of the trail.
This shoreline trail is unique in that it is a model of community management and involvement, focusing on the preservation of Hawaiian culture and heritage as well as promoting environmental stewardship and education. It is more than a recreational trail – it is a path that joins the past to the present and the future.