Hiking The Ala Kahakai Trail

The 17th most popular hiking trail in Hawaii.

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Southwest of Waimea on the Big Island, the 1,600 acre Kekaka Kai (aka Kona Coast) State Park has a historic 4.5 mile hike through wilderness on a coastal trail call Ala Kahaka. The route summits Puu Ku ili (a 342 cinder cone) on the way to Kua Bay.

The park is located on Queen Kaahumami Highway (SR19) about 2.6 miles north of Keahole Airport.

Overall, Ala Kahakai Trail is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 45 hikes in Hawaii. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Ala Kahakai Trail including Mauna Loa Trail, HiIlawe Falls, Kulani Forest Trail System, Napau Crater Trail, Muliwai Trail / Waimanu Valley and Pololu Valley TrailKahaualea Trail.


Local Contact(s):  KKSP (808) 974-6200; Hawaii Trail & Access System (808) 974-4217; Big Island Weather (808) 961-5582; Hawaiian Walkways Tours (808) 775-0372; Hawaii Forest & Trail Guides (808) 331-8505.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking The Hawaiian Islands" from Suzanne Swedo

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Kona Village Resort (808) 325-5555

Breakfast Restaurant:  Maha Cafe, Waimea; Waimea Coffee Company

Reference Source:  click here http://www.hawaiitrails.org/

Date Published:  12/29/2015

Date Updated:  6/25/2016

ID:  14413


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