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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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Nice falls but limited parking

If you are touring around the island it is definitely worth a visit as the falls and the area around the falls are very nice and create a great visual and give you some great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Zionsville, Indiana
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Zionsville, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are touring around the island it is definitely worth a visit as the falls and the area around the falls are very nice and create a great visual and give you some great photo opportunities. There is a $5 fee for parking and the parking is limited so you may need to make your own spot or wait.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a nice short drive from the highway to Akaka Falls. There is a parking lot and restrooms. They have a nice paved path down to the falls. It is a great view and worth the effort.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is a must see and a must do if you have the time especially if you like hiking! There are 2 beautiful waterfalls do on this hike. It took us just under 50 minutes The first you come to is Kahuna Falls, carry on and you come to the famous Akaka Falls. Not bad when you consider this... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When we visited the lower half of the trail was closed due to fallen trees being removed but the walk to Akaka was still open and such a beauty. Easy 5 minute walk...definitely can be accomplished with a stroller, walker, etc depending on your situation. The Falls themselves are incredible and so is all the foliage on the way down.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These falls are only a short drive from Hilo. The walk in is short and paved all the way. Whist the falls are certainly spectacular, after 10 minutes you're done; so maybe pair this with a visit to the Botanical Gardens that are close by.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Akaka Falls was a short drive North of Hilo (30 mins). Street parking before the gate is free. Parking inside the gate (includes trail fee) is $5. Trail fee without parking was $1 per person. Go down the steps and take the 10 min trail walk to the falls (the loop access was closed). The falls was spectacular. Beautiful paved... More 

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Scarsdale, NY
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not far off the Belt Highway. Charge for parking newly instituted to generate revenue for the park upkeep. The paved circular walkway is closed and needs to be reopened to improve the experience of the walk.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to find, nice photo ops. Not too crowded. Made the easy drive from Waikoloa, scenic. Waterfall was comprised of three falls, one long impressive fall and two smaller ones.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in the area or are passing by, this is definitely worth a stop. Impressive waterfall with a very easy, short hike on a very defined path. I'd recommend this, especially if you want to see a nice waterfall or feel like stretching your legs and taking a quick stroll. I've hiked far longer to see less impressive waterfalls,... More 

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This is such an easy, quick stop that you will not regret. The Hawaiian landscape is amazing and this is a perfect example of that beauty and its grandeur.

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