Partners to restore historic King's Trail

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The National Park Service with the help of state and local partners will spend the summer restoring a historic Hawaii path.

West Hawaii Today reports work will begin in about two weeks on Kiholo-Puako Trail, known as the "King's Trail."

The western Hawaii Island trail is part of the 175-mile Ala Kahakai, or "trail by the sea." The trail linked communities, temples and fishing areas.

A 2006 earthquake damaged masonry causeways on the trail. Curbing along the side collapsed and made the trail vulnerable to erosion.

The project is in the Ala Kahakai National Historical Trail corridor within the Kiholo State Park Reserve. The park service will use $195,000 in cultural resource funds for the project.

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