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The Trail

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.