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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 2 days ago

The hike to Akaka Falls was a pretty one and not too difficult. It was somewhat of an uphill climb, a bit uncomfortable when it's hot and humid. The trail was surrounded by lush vegetation and unusual flowers. The falls were lovely and the scenery...More

Thank travelbuff373
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a short stop along the way to Hilo. An easy walk down thru lush foliage, birds singing. The Falls is beautiful and I think a must see. You can spend 10-15 mins and be on your way. It's $5 to park in parking...More

Thank 523DeeK
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super Tall Waterfall! You pay $1 to enter the park; There's a guy standing there collecting the parking fee. BRING BUG SPRAY! You walk on a jungle path through the forest in order to reach the waterfall outlook. It's a nice view on the way...More

1  Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hike is abbreviated with the lower trail closed due to down trees. The flowers are fragrant, birds are plentiful, and you get to do stair laps with people from all over the world. Parking outside of lot saves tourists the $5 parking fee, but...More

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Akaka Falls as part of a drive round the island. It was lovely and well worth the visit. There were two waterfalls to see and a lovely walk to get to them. The walk was easy and safe along a paved path with...More

Thank splacchino
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

the park was halfway closed, so we couldn't even walk around and see everything... the Falls were nice not as spectacular as we expected. also because you can drive very closely to the falls and then just walk a fiev minutes.. ergo, everybody does it!...More

Thank monica d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All I can say is when looking at the falls stare for a minute at the same spot the advert your eyes to the side of the falls you think it is moving

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Hilo for the day, this is a must do trip! We were on a cruise and rented a car and drove to this amazing place and we were so glad we did! It feels like you are driving to the...More

Thank Mandy T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its a really short hike along a good path to these falls and you won't be disappointed! It is very beautiful and we saw rainbows all over the bottom part of the waterfall! So nice to listen to the water falling. Lots of great photos...More

Thank CrazyKphotography
Reviewed 6 days ago

Akaka is a very beautiful falls with a beautiful walk to the falls. Easy walk but wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Dickwee
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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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10 February 2017|
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