• Ke Ala Hele Makalae
  • Kauai Coastal Path
  • Kauai Coastal Path
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    Restrooms, Picnic Tables,  Scenic  Lookout

Ke Ala Hele: The Ultimate Kauai Coastal Bike and Pedestrian Path

Experience the magic of Kauai’s eastside coastline like never before on the Ke Ala Hele Coastal Path, the island’s only coastal bike and pedestrian path. This remarkable trail offers an unbeatable opportunity to explore the beauty of Hawaii’s Garden Isle while enjoying the fresh ocean air and gentle exercise.

Seaside Cycling and Strolling: Ke Ala Hele, which translates to “The Path That Goes,” lives up to its name as it winds gracefully along Kauai’s picturesque shoreline. Whether on a leisurely bike ride or a relaxing stroll, you’ll enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean at every turn.

Scenic Wonders Await: Prepare to be captivated by Kauai’s natural splendor as you venture along this path. Gaze upon breathtaking coastal cliffs, golden sand beaches, and lush tropical vegetation line the route. You’ll discover a new angle of Kauai’s pristine beauty with each pedal or step.

Nature and Wildlife: Ke Ala Hele is a haven for nature enthusiasts—the path provides opportunities to spot native flora and fauna. Watch for colorful birds, endangered monk seals, and the occasional humpback whale breaching offshore during whale season.

Family-Friendly Adventure: This path is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, making it an ideal destination for family outings. The well-maintained trail and gentle terrain ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, from kids on training wheels to seasoned cyclists.

Cultural Exploration: Ke Ala Hele is not just about natural beauty but also about Kauai’s rich history and culture. Along the way, you’ll encounter cultural sites and interpretive signs that share stories of the island’s past, adding depth to your journey.

Convenient Access Points: The path is easily accessible from various points along Kauai’s coastline, allowing you to customize your adventure. Depending on your preferences and schedule, you can embark on short, scenic rides or cover longer distances.

Plan Your Coastal Escape: Whether you’re a biking enthusiast seeking an exhilarating ride or a leisurely walker looking to connect with nature, Ke Ala Hele welcomes you to explore the wonders of Kauai’s coastline. Pack a picnic, rent a bike, and embark on an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of this tropical paradise.

Discover the enchanting beauty of Kauai on the Ke Ala Hele Coastal Bike and Pedestrian Path. It’s an experience that combines outdoor recreation, natural splendor, and cultural immersion, making it a must-visit destination for all who love the great outdoors. Start planning your Kauai coastal escape today!

Path Etiquette:

  • Be Courteous—All path users should be respectful of other users regardless of their mode of travel, speed, or skill level.
  • Keep Path Clear—Use no more than one-half of the path when in a group. Move off of the path if you are stopped.
  • Be Predictable—Travel in a consistent manner. Look behind you before changing position on the path.
  • Keep Right—Stay to the right side on the path except when passing. Move back or to the right once safely past.
  • Respect Private Property—Stay on designated paths or roadways. Avoid shortcutting switchbacks.
  • Signal When Passing—Give a clear warning signal by voice, bell, or horn before you pass.
  • Yield to Slower Traffic—Cyclists yield to pedestrians. “Wheels yield to Heels.”
  • Respect the ‘Aina & the Park—Keep litter in trash receptacles.

This information is made available by the Kauai Path Inc. a non profit advocating for better walking and bicycling for all Kauai.

For more information check out www.kauaipath.org/kauaicoastalpath.