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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
Phone Number: +1 808-974-6200
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Amazing Waterfall

We stopped by here on Thanksgiving day after a helicopter tour over the volcano. I must say that Akaka falls is one of the most amazing water falls I have seen in my life... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped by here on Thanksgiving day after a helicopter tour over the volcano. I must say that Akaka falls is one of the most amazing water falls I have seen in my life! Definitely follow the suggested route for the hike as this will result in you seeing Akaka falls last which definitely makes the 5 minute walk continue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This very lush, beautiful area with bamboo stands and sheer vertical walls covered in vegetation is the icing on the cake of Akaka Falls. The falls, over 400 feet are wonderful! Well worth a visit.

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Ogden, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the taller falls on the big island. Very beautiful to photograph with a small pool on the bottom. Misty if you visit during rain storm at the volcano. Recently implemented a self service parking kiosk which is enforced. Several steps to climb to see the falls. Stay to the right on the loop to go down the majority... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a half mile loop up and down a paved staircase--every step and bend rewards you with a breathtaking bista of foliage/colors, reed formations, and the infamous Akaka falls. Hawaii drivers license holders get to park and enter for free. The visitors pay just $1 to get in. Great pix taking opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here because it was raining, and needed an outing… And it was pretty good. I had expected there to be hiking, but the walk was maybe 20 to 25 minutes. (With stairs, so not accessible for some) there is a HUGE tree along the path that my son loved. There are two waterfalls to see you. Parking is... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The picture tells it all. Clean white water fall plummeting into a lush valley. The walk around the parks takes about 1/2 hour to 3/4 hr. I would definitely recommend this. It was not busy when we were there but the walk would be unpleasant with several tours buses walking through. The falls aren't as spectacular as those in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls are gorgeous, especially after a rain, which is often. Easy access from highway, short, safe walking trail. Two hrs drive from Kona, so you may want to combine with other attractions in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw this waterfall - again - and it was better the second time around. They do have a nominal charge now - we were in a tour so don't really know what the charge is. It only takes about 30 mins to walk-thru and view this magnificent waterfall but it is worth it!!

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Ocean View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the Big Island's coolest destinations. Paved walkway will treat you to vast floral and fauna only to see a wonderful waterfall. Only. It's worth the trip, just a mile off the Hwy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and easy walk around the park and a breathtaking view of the waterfall down the bottom. We went on a rainy day which made the views even better as there was far more water surging down the waterfall

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