Kauai’s Kapaa Bike Path (also known as Ke Ala Hele Makalae and the Kauai Multiuse Path) is a scenic, paved path that follows the coastline from South Kapaa to a cove beyond Donkey Beach. A walk or ride on the path is a relaxing way to see and experience Kauai’s beautiful “Coconut Coast.”
Many Kauai hotels, restaurants and retail stores are on or near the path. Notable destinations on the path include Kealia Beach and the Pineapple Dump Pier. Several Kapaa businesses rent bicycles near the path.
The path is open to the public with numerous entry and exit points along the way. Walkers, runners, cyclists, dogs on a leash, and strollers are allowed on the path. Motorized vehicles such as Segways and electric bikes are not allowed, although an exception is made for motorized carts for the disabled.
Delicious food on the route can be found at the Kappa Food Truck Court, and many Kapaa restaurants are near the path. There are also several pavilions with picnic tables along the route.
The Kapaa Bike Path is approximately 4.5 miles long. There is another section of bike path that leads from Lydgate Park to Wailua Beach Park that is about 2.5 miles long. There are plans to eventually extend the path all the way from Nawiliwili to Anahola.
Users of the bike path are expected to be courteous to others, to not litter, to pick up after their dogs, and to respect private property along the path.
The weather can turn on a dime in Kauai, so be ready for rain on the path even it it’s sunny when you start. But also be ready for the sun with water and sunscreen as there is little shade on the path.
Location at Google Maps
Kapaa Bike Path Photos
At the Kapaa Food Truck Court.
At Baby Beach.
At the end of the path past Donkey Beach.
Above: The Pineapple Dump Pier
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