Not that great of views and cannot get very close. It is about a 20 minute walk that shows you 3 different waterfalls which are all decent but not great.
A very nice hike through the park to the main attraction, Akaka Falls! The vistas are amazing and the waterfall is massive! There are informational boards at the falls overlook that were full of good info. Such as; did you know that there is a little fish that swims UP the huge falls?? Neither did I!
We came here on a whim when a nearby site we wanted to visit was closed. We had stayed in Maui earlier in our trip and didn't really need to see another waterfall, so didn't have this on our itinerary, but with time to kill we stopped by regardless. Very happy we did. It's basically just a short forest trail... More
Easy half mile walk. Excellent path. Many falls but Akaka is excellent. Wonderful pictures. Will definately go back.
We actually visited this Fall based on other reviews. Maybe I've seen too many beautiful waterfalls in Oregan and Alaska but this barely rated a viewing. You have to pay $5 to park in the lot and you circle in front of the falls by walking a concrete path for about half a mile. There were no spectacular views and... More
The state park has a walking path of about 1/2 mile, and included many plants and native trees, which lead to the Akaka Falls, which are a wonder to see. The entire walking tour takes about 1 hour. We highly recommend a visit to the Akaka Falls State Park.
This was on my list "to see" while in Hilo. It was worth it. The entrance fee is minimal for non-residents at $2.00. If you park in their lot, the cost is $3.00 additional. As you walk down the stairs to get to the fall, you encounter very lush tropical plants and trees.
If you're visiting the Big Island and want to see a great waterfall, this is it. It can be seen by most people in relatively good health. There are some stairs and a small change in elevation along the trail. If you are not a hiker or backpacker, or limited in time, this is the quintessential falls for you. The... More
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