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Akaka Falls State Park

End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed today

We stopped here as part of the Wasabi tour group that I was with. Beautiful walk to the falls. Amazing waterfall.

Thank traveloften38
Reviewed yesterday

Years ago I took this hike with my mother. I finally made it back with a friend and it did not disappoint. Part of the trail is closed so it's a down an back hike instead of a loop trip but you still get a...More

Thank 1HungryPeggy
Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular waterfall cascading into. Large pool. At 440 feet it is much higher than Rainbow Waterfall. Make time for the nature walk and enjoy the flora and fauna of this serene setting. It rained the whole time we were there and I still loved every...More

Thank Pokieman2
Reviewed 3 days ago

I give this only 3 bullets because the falls is a few miles side trip off of highway 19, and a good portion of the trail has been closed off. You can easily get to the first viewpoint for the 420 foot Akaka Falls, but...More

Thank treerod1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Akaka Falls is a state park north of Hilo with a spectacular tall falls in a rain forest. There is a 5-10 minute walk down with a climb/stairway back up. It's located off the Hawaii Belt Highway - worth the stop. It costs $5 to...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw it in the travel book and decided to check it out. It's a ways back off the main road but worth the trip. Parking near the falls is limited so may have to walk abit if you go during peak times. Walk down to...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must do really! It’s an easy walk to a beautiful waterfall what’s not wonderful about that! Great way to see the lush tropical plants & geckos along the way. The path is paved. The waterfall is huge.

Thank Rachael J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Any visit to the Big Island of Hawai'i must include viewing Akaka Falls, as well as Rainbow Falls. Akaka Falls is located in a lush forest on the Hamakua Coast. You can hike to the Falls on a beautiful, paved walkway. This is a moderate...More

Thank Dodgerblu6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our extended family to the falls. They are wonderful. Great photo shoot opportunity. I actually shot some movies. You feel like you are in a tropical rain forest. Well worth the trip. Our grand kids ranged in age from 11 to 17 got...More

Thank jarmstr278
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall and an easy walk down a paved path through lush greenery, to the base of the falls. Not wheelchair accessible.... several stairs at first, but I hate hiking and this was no big deal.

1  Thank Heather H
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20 October 2017|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
There was a story in the paper earlier this week talking about portions of the trail being closed for repairs. I would suggest that you might want to call: (808) 974-6200
Mee Hyun H
10 August 2017|
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Response from techwolf92 | Reviewed this property |
The park opens at 8:30am and closes at 6pm.
Nicole M
8 June 2017|
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Response from Pascal M | Reviewed this property |
You can go the way in normal clothes. Be careful when the floor is wet; then it can be slippery.
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