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Akaka Falls State Park

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Address: End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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The falls were an amazing site. We took our two young children and older parents. It was easily accessible and an easy walk. We all had such a wonderful time. This park is serene... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie H
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Jackson, California
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Jackson, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls were an amazing site. We took our two young children and older parents. It was easily accessible and an easy walk. We all had such a wonderful time. This park is serene. You truly feel as if you are in Ferngully. It's beautiful in sight, sound and scent.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walkways are all paved. It does not take long to see both waterfalls. The second one is a little hard to see from the angle of the path. If you have bad knees forget it as there are quite a few steps to climb. The large fall to the left is beautiful.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic small park not far off the main highway - definitely worth the stop and $1 entry charge. Such a gorgeous waterfall and lush, tropical jungle around it - the park has a lovely, easy to walk path for a short walk around it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park offers two waterfalls. Akaka Falls is the best and biggest. The other waterfall is smaller and harder to see. The park has a nice paved trail with handrails. I have knee problems and the handrails were a bonus. Unfortunately, this park is not handicap or stroller accessible. There are several sets of stairs. There are bathrooms at the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The circle trail takes you to a small waterfall as well, but it's a waste of time. Just go directly to the main falls, which means turning left where the trail splits. It takes about 5-10 minutes to the main falls.

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Thank Larry M
Homedale, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great paved walkways take you through beautiful lush tropical setting. The falls are amazing! Highly recommended for one of you outings on the bid island.

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Munster, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a fairly easy walk to see two waterfalls, go to the right at the start as directed. Read the signage to discover how amazing this waterfall really is...more than twice as tall as Niagara Falls! Hint: If you park inside the park grounds, it's $5 to park + $1 per person. If you park outside the parking lot... More 

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Thank Penny37357
Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great location! We were the first people there, early in the morning, so we had the walkway and viewing area all to ourselves. The walkway to the viewing area is a tropical wonderland, with lush foliage, flowers, and small waterfall near the beginning of the walk. When you reach the viewing area you are stunned by the beauty... More 

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County Durham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must do on your trip to Big Island. The waterfall is just amazing. The other waterfall in the park is hard to see due to trees.

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Thank Baxie
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy walk to see two falls, Akaka is the larger and Kahuna the smaller. Good photo opp from the stairs in front of Akaka Falls. If you park outside the gate, it's $1 per person, inside $5 per car.

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