— jackim gay
Translated to mean “trail by the shoreline”, Ala Kahakai takes you on a 175 mile journey through the hidden treasures of Hawai’i. These jewels consist of alluring fishponds, a majestic stone slide, and an abundance of sacred places and fishing shrines. The beauty of the natural resources, such as anichialine ponds, precipices, near-shore reefs, estuarine ecosystems and a native sea turtle habitat make an experience filled with nothing less than pure bliss. However, the endangered and threatened endemic species of plans and animals that surround the trail continue to pose much concern for Ala Kahakai. Therefore, since 2000, conscious efforts have made for the preservations and protection of Native Hawaiian cultural and natural resources that embodies this historic trail.