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Explore the best rated trails in Kapaa, HI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Ke Ala Hele Makalae and N/A. With more than 1 trails covering 7 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

January ride

January, 2022 by lindarkv

Lovely coastal ride on a rental one speed from Hele on Kauai. Level well maintained surface with plenty of spectacular lookouts along the way. We did only the ~5 mile northern section since the trail is not continuous. We saw southern section at Lydgate park which would not be particularly interesting as an isolated ride.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Excellent work in progress

March, 2018 by

I've been focused on cultivating use of this path system for 20 years. The Trail Link maps don't yet show some recent expansions of the system. There is about 0.5 miles of path spur that crosses Kuhio Highway and goes up Kawaihau Road, and the path extends from the Lihi Park end point indicated about 0.7 miles south to the Uhelekawawa Canal bridge.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Great trail, but not continuous.

May, 2017 by steve.mccoon

I really loved the trail today, but the fact that it is not connected from one section to the next makes it less than ideal. A very beautiful ride though, and easily done wit the loaner bikes from the Hilton Garden Inn.


Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Located in the most beautiful place on earth

August, 2016 by slipsoup

I admit, I'm biased when it comes to Kauai. That being said, this trail is amazing. It skirts the east coast of the island. We rented bikes at Coconut Coasters and rode the trail a few times back and forth. We also took a side trip to the Spaulding Monument, up Kealia Road. While the monument is not much to see, the uphill climb is worth it for the view. It's a great spot for a picnic too. We rode the trail in 2010 when it was only 4 miles long. I guess we'll just have to go back and ride it again.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Kauai's BEST kept secret

January, 2015 by reginafloyd

Enjoyed this path during our 2 week stay in Kauai. What an INCREDIBLE experience. It's beautiful, easy access and leads to access to the most beautiful beaches and views one might not see by car alone.

We rented bikes and started in Wailua by Lydgate park where we were staying and managed to get through the small spot where there is no trail just fine.

Once past Long's Drugs, there is a small section of highway and sidewalk to ride until it picks back up at Kapaa Shores.

My 12 year old who barely rides a bike at home did just fine on this journey.

Whether walking, riding a bike, pushing a stroller, I highly recommend taking advantage of this path during any visit you make to Kauai.

I for one will do what I can to help support the completion of this project.


Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Beautiful bike ride on our last morning in Kauai

September, 2012 by rjarvis627

Rented 3-speed coaster bikes from Coconut Coasters and road the entire trail. It was a beautiful ride and a great way to spend our last morning in Kauai. We do recommend 3-speed bikes as there are some easy hills that are better in a low gear. Several great beaches with picnic areas and restrooms. Not very crowded and great places to hang out or beach if you want. For those who like mountain biking, the paved trail ends and goes into a dirt trail on the north end that looked like it would be fun for mountain bikes. Most of the bike shops also have mountain bikes for rent as well as coasters.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

"Most beutiful paved riding/walking trail I have ever seen"

March, 2010 by melis1964

This all coastal path is being built in segments with the finished sections running from South Kapaa to Donkey Beach (which is a few miles north of Kealia) on Kauai's eastern shores.
The path along Kauai's famed Coconut Coast has beautiful wide paved lines to ride or walk with fresh tropical breezes swaying the coconut trees high above. As you continue north, the path starts to slightly elevate just north of Kapaa HI which makes for perfect whale, turtle and dolphin watching points all along Kealia Kai.
The path is non vehicular and not at all crowded. Restrooms and rest areas with picnic tables every .5-1 mile.
Biking the path is how I travel and I recommend Coconut Coasters in Kapaa if you need to rent a bike. This path is good for all skill levels and is easy to navigate.


Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Kauai Path

March, 2010 by cmccabe

We rode this path in March 2009 and again in March 2010. It is now 4.5 miles long starting in Kapa'a and heading north right at the water's edge. Bike rentals, meals, hotels, and great shopping are easily available in Kapa'a. The trail goes alongside beaches and cliffs, so you can also stop for a swim. The path also passes a public pool right by Coconut Coasters Bike Rentals. There are several pavilions along the trail for a picnic lunch. Many families enjoy biking and walking on this excellent trail. Folks we talked to had spotted a whale that day, and another found a newly born monk seal at the north end of the trail. Even on a quiet day, the views are magnificent.

Ke Ala Hele Makalae

Kapa'a bike path

September, 2008 by jtorriani

I was on this trail last week and it will be fantastic when finished. The trail runs along the beach on the eastern side of the island of Kauai and the views are magnificent. Another 2 mile segment is just about to open which will make the path 4.5 miles long. in addition there is a two mile path in lydgate state park that is very good. This path ends about two miles from the south end of the Kapa'a path. thus when conected next year the path will be about 8.5 miles long. There are rental shops near the Kapa'a trail.

Today the road between lydgate and Kapa'a is too dangerous for most people to ride on.

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