Ala Wai Park Trail

Total Distance: 2.8 miles
Expected Duration: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - this route is exclusively off the road

The shared-use Ala Wai Park Trail runs on the mauka (mountain) side of the Ala Wai Canal. Take advantage of the Lei of the Parks shared-use path and use the Ala Wai Park Trail portion to safety cycle around Waikiki's surrounding neighborhoods. 

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The Ala Wai Canal is a 2 mile, man-made waterway that runs from Kapahulu Ave, along Waikiki, and empties into the Pacific Ocean in the Kahanamoku Lagoon. The Ala Wai Canal was constructed in 1928 and shaped what we know to be Waikiki today. Bicycling through Waikiki can be stressful, which is why we created this route page.  This route is for those who are looking for a cycle commute entirely off the roads.

 

To get around throughout Waikiki, use the bike lanes along Ala Wai Blvd and Kalakaua Ave.

It is against the law to ride a bicycle on the sidewalks in Waikiki.

The Ala Wai Park Trail and Lei of the Parks shared-use path are located outside the Waikiki boundaries. 

 

Ala Wai Bike Trail

The Route:

 

  1. Start at Barefoot Beach Café- across from Kapiolani Park. Biki Stop #515 (Kalakaua & Monsarrat;) Visit the nearby attractions Kapiolani Park, or the Waikiki Aquarium while you are in the area.

  2. Ride up along Monsarrat Ave and around the Honolulu Zoo on the Lei of Parks shared-use path on Paki Ave.

  3. Walk your Biki across Kapahulu Ave and Ala Wai Blvd towards the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library.

  4. Continue to ride on the Lei of Parks shared-use path.

  5. Use Biki Stop #504 (Kapahulu & Castle) to stop at Rainbow Drive-In or Waiola Shave Ice

  6. Continue on the shared-use path along Kapahulu Ave and turn left onto Date Street to continue on the route.

  7. Ride for half a mile along the Ala Wai Golf Course.

  8. Make another left on Laau St - Keep an eye out for Biki Stop #465 (Laau & Date) 

  9. Ride along the Ala Wai Park Trail. You should be on the mauka side of the Ala Wai Canal.

  10. Take a picture during your Biki ride and tag us! #GoBikiHi

  11. Continue riding for a mile until you end up at the Ala Wai Community Park and Clubhouse. You can use Biki Stop #470 to end your ride,  Walk across the street and stop in the McCully Shopping Center to grab a bite!

     

Look for the Lei of Parks sign along your ride.
Look for the Lei of Parks sign along your ride.

OPTIONAL ROUTE:

If you’d like to continue the route towards Ala Moana, walk your Biki across McCully and onto the Ala Wai Promenade. Continue riding on the Ala Wai Promenade Path past the Hawaii Convention Center to the end of the Ala Wai Canal. Walk your bike towards Ala Moana Center and cross both Ala Moana Blvd & Atkinson into Ala Moana Regional Park.

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If you’d like to continue your ride on the King Street Protected Bike Lane, ride the McCully Street Bike lane away from Waikiki until you reach South King Street.

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