Below are a list of trail segments which are actively managed within the Ala Kahakai NHT corridor. Hiking trails that are not actively managed is discouraged. Remember to check local weather first, and follow all advisories and alerts.
The trail can be accessed through sections within the four National Parks on the Island of Hawai'i including Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Pu'ukohola National Historic Site.
The section of the Ala Kahakai Trail under Hawaii State Na Ala Hele jurisdiction is open for public use. This section of trail is located between Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and Anaeho'omalu Bay. Further information is available through Na Ala Hele.