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Ala Moana Beach Park

Also known as "The People's Park," enjoy a leisurely ride on the shared-use path through one of Oahu's oldest and most popular parks. 

Total Distance: 2.5 miles

Expected Duration: 25 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - This Route is off the road.

Biki on the Ala Moana Beach Park Shared-Use Path
Biki on the Ala Moana Beach Park Shared-Use Path

The 2.5 mile loop throughout Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island will give you some of the best sights in urban Honolulu. Ala Moana Beach Park is part of a network of trails known as the Lei of the Parks Shared-Use Bike Paths, allowing you to enjoy Kakaako Waterfront Park, Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Wai Promenade, Kapiolani Park, and Diamond Head on mostly off-road paths. Shared-use Paths are a great way to get comfortable on a bike and allow you to enjoy the ride with separation from vehicle traffic. 

 

Ala Moana Beach Park consists of flat terrain, making it accessible for all levels of riders to enjoy.  An uninterrupted ride around the park should take you less than 25 minutes. We encourage you to take many stops, snap some pictures, utilize the 4 Biki stops to dock your bike, and explore the park features. There are many trees and public water fountains to relax under while get out of the sun throughout your ride. Today, Ala Moana Beach Park hosts more than 4 million visitors a year. Ala Moana translates to “path [to the] sea,” making it the most appropriate bike route to enjoy before a picnic or day at the beach.

 

To get started, sign up for a Biki Membership on GoBiki.org or the Biki Mobile App, or purchase a single ride from a kiosk. 

Click on the Map to open the route in Google Maps
The Ala Moana section is part of the larger Lei of Parks Trail.

In 1934, Ala Moana Beach Park opened and was dedicated by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt on his first trip to Oahu. Many of the original amenities can still be found and enjoyed today. We suggest you start your Biki ride at the entrance of Ala Moana Park at the corner of Atkinson Street. Our Biki stops are located outside the Roosevelt entry Portals, a name given to the entrance since the parks' opening. This is one of our most used Biki stops to date. Ala Moana Beach Park has 4 Biki stop within the park, making it convenient to leisurely dock your park throughout the park and hop back on when you are ready.

 

As you bike along the shared-use path you will cross a Bridle Path Bridge above the pond, Lawn Bowling Green, and Banyan court. The McCoy Pavilion and Tennis Courts were later built surrounding the Banyan Court. There are many quiet areas within the park to enjoy with your family and friends.  As you ride along the promenade and enjoy the ocean views, make sure to look out for Diamond Head in the distance. Magic Island was added onto the park in 1964 to include picnic tables and a swimming lagoon for all ages to enjoy. Magic Island is one of our favorite places to watch the sunset.

 

Historic Hawaii Foundation prepared a slideshow of the creation of Ala Moana Beach Park for our Lei of the Parks Family Day, last year. Check it out if you want to know more about the original features of Ala Moana Beach Park and how it came to be one of our most utilized parks in the state! Looking ahead, Our Ala Moana Park has been working towards building a better public space for the next generation. For more information on Ala Moana Park, visit the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation Website.

 

Magic Island with Diamond Head and Waikiki in the distance
Magic Island with Diamond Head and Waikiki in the distance

HERE'S OUR FAVORITE ALA MOANA BEACH PARK & MAGIC ISLAND ROUTE:

 

  • Pick up a bike at the entrance of Ala Moana Beach Park at Ala Moana Park Drive and Ala Moana Boulevard. (Station #244)
  • Ride Biki West bound (away from Waikiki) along Ala Moana Boulevard on the Ala Moana Beach Park Shared Use Bike Path. Stroll up and across the bridle path bridge. As you ride along the path, you will pass ponds, tennis courts, and plenty of open space to take a break and enjoy a snack under the trees.
  • Turn left at the end of Ala Moana Beach Park on Kamakee St. and bike towards the ocean.
  • Enjoy biking along the half mile golden-sand beach on the promenade. Snap a picture of you and your Biki with Diamond Head in the background! Share your pictures with us by using #GoBikiHi
  • Turn right towards Magic Island as the bike path takes you to the shores of Oahu.
  • Watch the South Shore swell at Magic Island Lagoon. Keep an eye out for some surfers, the swell is up during the Summer!
  • Bike along the Ala Wai canal channel towards Ala Moana Park Drive to finish your ride.
  • Dock your Biki at the Magic Island Concession (Stop #239) or McCoy Pavilion (Stop #240) and head to the beach to cool off

 

Refer to our Biki Safely page for more information on safe cycling practices.

ACTIVITIES AT THE PARK:

  • Friday Night Fireworks - Each Friday, the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free 10 minute firework show for the public. The show begins at 7:45pm most months of the year, and 8pm during the Summer months. The reflection of the fireworks on the ocean creates an extra special experience! Check out the Hilton Hawaiian Village website for up to date information.

 

  • Recreational Activities - Ala Moana Beach Park offers plenty of activities for you to do. Play a game of tennis, workout on the outdoor exercise equipment, try lawn bowling, or take a swim in the ocean. Ala Moana is one of the most utilized parks in our state. The outer reef provides a protected calm condition to swim within the beach park. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00am to 5:30pm. More information on ocean safety can be found at Hawaii Beach Safety

 

  • Pack a Picnic! - With many local eateries and grocery stores nearby, Ala Moana Beach Park makes for a perfect spot to enjoy a bite outside.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Biki offers bikeshare valet for special events such as 4th of July and the Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating Festival to encourage attendees to Biki to Ala Moana Beach Park and ease traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhoods.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:

  • Ala Moana Shopping Center

  • Kaka’ako Shopping Area & Waterfront Park

  • Waikiki

  • Ward Center & Village

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Enjoy the half mile of gold-sand beach to finish your Biki ride.
Enjoy the half mile of gold-sand beach to finish your Biki ride.