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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” (558 reviews)
“the loop” (180 reviews)
“paved path” (119 reviews)
End of Akaka Falls Road, Off Hwy 220, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-974-6200
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Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful waterfall is worth a visit. The loop trail is paved and not too challenging although there are some stairs (I have some mild arthritis in my knees and I managed it easily). Park outside the parking lot to avoid a parking fee.

Thank fand
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For someone visiting from mainland US, this is leas than ordinary falls to visit. There is just a small trail, which is more about the fauna around than the falls. U cant het anywhere close to the falls. Just a Hawaii tourism gimmick. Ive been...More

Thank myselfathreya
Reviewed yesterday

It's only $1 per person if you don't park in their tiny little lot. The falls are spectacular and definitely worth the drive. It's not handicapped-accessible because there are stairs and inclines. But the path is short, paved and well maintained, so you don't have...More

Thank Deborah597
Reviewed 3 days ago

Magnificent falls and a chance to see a real Hawaiian treasure. Well paved walk, approx. 1 mile, but you can go at your own pace. Free if state resident :D otherwise I think approx $5/per car and $1/person but not certain. Good for all ages.

Thank drmlmom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The moderate hike along cement walkways takes you to the spectacular Akaka falls. The walk includes stairs and can be challenging for the elderly or those with mobility issues. Enjoy views of other mini falls and streams as well as beautiful flowers along the trail....More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove to the falls with friends, and hiked a circle trail through the jungle foliage to the falls, awesome view of the falls and valley. Worth a visit , also stop at the bakery and coffee shop in the village on the way , very...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are actually several waterfalls at this park. The best known is Akaka Falls. It is a tall narrow waterfall. If you look close, there are other waterfalls near it. The most interesting thing about this waterfall is the small fish that goes UP the...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here on a rainy day...so we didn't pay to walk closer to the falls...just took photos from the lookout. However, on a nice day the walk into the falls is OK.

Thank EscoDave
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful mini hike/walk through some lush jungle. Nice paved path, easy to do. Lots of ppl with kiddos. If u are in the area it's worth a stop. If u park outside the gate then u only pay like $5 to walk through...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The walk is not long, the views were great. Only wish you could get closer to the falls. Small entry fee. Don't fail to stop even if raining. It rained a bit on our trip.

Thank djdiver
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20 November 2017|
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Response from Dave A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it as the trails down are narrow at times and can be wet.
19 November 2017|
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Response from David D | Reviewed this property |
We were there in the morning and the sun was behind us which was great. I imagine in the afternoon the sun will be over the falls which might be a problem in getting a picture that is not too dark.
20 October 2017|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
There was a story in the paper earlier this week talking about portions of the trail being closed for repairs. I would suggest that you might want to call: (808) 974-6200