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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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A nice short excursion, pretty waterfall

This is a quick and nice excursion outside of town. Follow the sign and try to beat any tour buses you see so you can walk along the path peacefully. Park or entrance fee is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a quick and nice excursion outside of town. Follow the sign and try to beat any tour buses you see so you can walk along the path peacefully. Park or entrance fee is pretty cheap, like $2. There are bathroom facilities. Then walk the jungle path to see each waterfall. It doesn't take long and is not strenuous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful! Easy stroll with sidewalk like trail. Wish it wasn't raining so badly but still worth the trek! Water was flowing fast due to all the rain.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a short walk (but with steps so accessibility for some would be an issue) but worth the walk if you can do steps. Very lovely area.

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Greenville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice walk with beautiful views. It is a shame there is so much fencing along the way to obstructed views. And Mother Nature put a fallen tree in front of our view of one of the falls. Beautiful views, great picture opportunity

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably one of the easiest waterfalls to get to only a short paved hike. This waterfall is impressive. It's big and has another waterfall closeby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely loop hike on a paved path with many steps. The vegetation is amazing, so lush, tangled and a variety of flowers. The parking situation on arrival is a bit strange, as the lot is tiny, so we road parked 10 feet outside the gate and walked in. $5 for a car inside the gate or $1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very easy to get to yet beautiful waterfall to enjoy along the Hamakua coast of the Big Island. They do charge $5 for parking here which goes to the upkeep of a paved trail that makes it soooo easy to view the falls. Two ways to enjoy it. Take a right at a fork in the trail.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for a drive and found Akaka Falls. It was beautiful. An easy walk to view falls. Local shopping near Akaka Falls was also worth stopping for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see falls. Second largest fall in the states after Niagara. Good place for a trip, having restrooms and parking zone. If you want to have picnic here there is a place to do. Enjoy it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So close to town this is a must see attraction when visiting the big island. A great drive and beautiful walk through a tropical rainforest.

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