• Stepping stone trail

    Ala Kahakai

    National Historic Trail Hawai'i

Operating Hours & Seasons

The trail is not currently open as National Historic Trail, although some sections are accessible by the public under State and County jurisdiction. Visitors are directed to the State Trails (Na Ala Hele) website pertaining to the Ala Kahakai, or contact at Na Ala Hele Trails & Access Specialist, Hawai'i Island, Department of Land & Natural Resources, 19 East Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720. Telephone: 808 974-4217 email: dofawhi@interpac.net

Did You Know?

Coconut tree

Did you know the coconut tree was an extremely important resource brought to Hawaii by the early Polynesians. It was a source of food and water, used for building homes and rope making, and was also a musical instrument. Cutting down the coconut grove of another was considered an act of war.