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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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“akaka falls” (536 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Husband and I paid $7 to park and enter. Stunning waterfall view, but half of the trail was closed. We spent less than 20 minutes total. About 5 mins to walk down, some time to take pics, and then about 5 mins back to the...More

Thank Rapunzel727
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I took a drive and wanted to see a waterfall. This was beautiful! Easy hike in and out, great for kids and adults alike. When leaving the parking area watch out for gorgeous views of the ocean!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only $1 to see as long as you don't park in the parking. Parking in the lot cost $5. Really beautiful walk. A must see.

Thank Cyndi H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This waterfall will always hold such a special place in my heart due to the beauty and amazing feeling that overwhelms.

Thank mango584
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful scenery and falls and flowers. Nice weather to enjoy in Hawaii. Not too far from Hilo. Would return again.

Thank Nicole1958
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It took us all of 15 minutes to slowly walk the path to and back from the 440 foot fall lookout, as the largest portion of the trail is currently closed. We supplemented our excursion on the north side of Hilo with another short and...More

Thank Lamite57
Reviewed 4 days ago

These waterfalls are known for their height : 442 ft in a green environment. Ypu must walk 5-10minutes in a beautiful botanical garden, along the way to join the point of view. Unfortunately, impossible to have other angles of view on the waterfall or to...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place, $5 to park, but trail was still not completely open so just a quick walk to see the falls. Nice quick stop. Kind of underwhelming.

Thank kellyemc
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time I've been back to the Falls in over 40 years... still beautiful. It's just a small fee to park and a nice walk down an easy path to see the falls. Good to combine with a visit to the Tropical Botanical Garden which...More

1  Thank Skruggs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure that you do the loop that includes the lava tunnels with teens and elderly the walkway through the lava tunnels is flat and easy and can even be used by someone in a wheelchair. The walk to the lava tunnels looks like you're...More

Thank Paula O
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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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