Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala Kahakai NHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance. It traverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and through over 200 ahupua'a (traditional sea to mountain land divisions). Connect now...Read More
Looking at the Past... for the Future
He `ike `ana ia i ka pono. (It is a recognizing of the right thing) The COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN is the vision to guide us along the right path.Read More
Connecting Ohana (Families and Communities)
E ala! E alu! E kuilima! (Up! Together! Join hands!) It takes a village to raise a child and it takes communities together to connect a trail.Read More
Call to Action. Go digital! Connect.
Let your fingers do the walking. Updates and photos will keep you connected to the trail. Check for facebook challenges to test your trail knowledge.Read More
Call to Action. Live and Learn
A “living’ classroom of a 175 mile trail mixes hands-on activities in the fresh air and sunshine with endless moments of living and learning.Read More
One at a Time
Pa`a ka waha, hana ka lima (Never mind talking; start working). One stone, one step, one project at a time will build the trail for all.Read More
Step into History
Watch a video of three National Parks on the west side of Hawaii island connected by one National Historic Trail.Read More
Stop, Look and Listen
Stories of national significance are yours when you stop to look at and listen to Pacific Island Parks blog.Read More
Did You Know?
Did you know the noni tree was brought by the early Polynesians and was used as a medicinal tonic to treat digestive problems. Today, noni juice can be bought in many health food stores throughout the country.