Ke Ala Hele Makalae is Hawaiian for "The Path that Goes by the Coast," and describes this beautiful multi-use path that will eventually follow the coast from Nawiliwili to Anahola on the island of Kauai (also known as the "Garden Isle"). The trail offers access to recreation areas and beautiful beaches along the island's eastern shoreline.
Currently, just over 7 miles of path are completed. One section connects Lydgate State Park to Wailua Beach Park, and the rest links Kapa'a to Ahihi Point. There is a 2-mile gap between the two segments (between Wailua Beach Park and Kapa'a), which you can bridge via road; however, the shoulders are narrow and the highway is busy, so use caution if cycling. Work is in progress to build a trail that links the two segments.
For the southern segment parking is available at the north end of Lydgate State Park off Nalu Road by the beach and off Kuhio Highway at Wailua Beach Park. For the northern segment parking is available at the southern end by the boat launch (turn east off Kuhio Hwy onto Kaloloku Rd), at the end of Niu Street at the beach and a few more places along Kuhio Hwy north of Kapa'a Beach Park. There is no official parking north of where Cane Haul Road and Kuhio Hwy intersect.