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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“akaka falls” (601 reviews)
“the loop” (203 reviews)
“paved path” (133 reviews)
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End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although Akaka doesn’t have as much volume as Niagra Falls, it’s higher and pretty impressive. Take the short trail on the right if you don’t have the time or ability to walk the 20 minute hike to the right. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Jessica U
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited these falls after a few days of rain, which is probably typical considering its location on the Hilo side of the Big Island. For $6 the view does not disappoint. I enjoyed taking the 15-minute circular trail, which, although it has a fair...More

Thank Enduro338
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Highly recommend taking the short hike on the paved path to get to the Akaka Falls lookout. Parking available outfront for $5. It is a fairly easy hike through the lush green rain forest with beautiful trees and flowers all around. The entire experience can...More

Thank L D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a trip well worth taking. Akaka Falls was breathtaking and the other Waterfall in the park was amazing as well. However, in addition to these amazing falls, the walk to the falls was thru amazingly beautiful terrain. A bridge over a beautiful creek.....More

Thank smittay2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park is beautiful and has so many stops to take pics/videos. At least 10 falls to photo and a nice little walk workout. The lush tropical foliage is breathtaking and then you see the falls!

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Weird fact. If you park in the carpark it costs 5 dollars. If you park outside and walk 10 metres it costs 1 dollar. Park outside methinks ! The walk is fully paved and provides superb views of the falls. A worthy stop

1  Thank MrKiller21
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This 442 foot water is well worth seeing. It is easily reached by a paved path that goes through a rain forest with some beautiful lush ferns growing in it. As you walk along the path there is a smaller waterfall but as you round...More

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice little walk to see the falls. 5 dollars per car and 1 dollar per person is the cost for entrance

Thank Gena B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A spectacular waterfall with a nice easy hiking loop. Beautiful flowers and interesting foliage along the way. I would highly recommend Akaka Falls to anyone visiting this area.

Thank MMcW5
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best waterfall on the big island. It's easy to see and really neat to walk through the jungle on an easy and short path. Neat plants and chirping frogs. So cool.

Thank n0ble220
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skatermom59
18 January 2018|
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Response from Gene B | Reviewed this property |
Lots of Uber and taxi also maybe a tour group is likely to a couple of spots.
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skatermom59
18 January 2018|
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Response from 81Maggie11 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car. Not sure the cost of a taxi.
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cindy d
4 December 2017|
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Response from NSchrockinCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
There is now a $1 entry fee. It’s the best bargain around!
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